Cicer uludereensis Donmez: a new species of Cicer (Chickpea) (Fabaceae) from around the Fertile Crescent, SE Turkey

Donmez A. A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.35, no.1, pp.71-76, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/bot-1001-283
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-76


The genus Cicer L. includes an important crop plant, chickpea, which has been used as a protein source since prehistoric times. Specimens of a native Cicer have been collected and described from south-east Turkey. This new species, Cicer uludereensis Donmez sp. nova, is distinct from a closely allied species, Cicer isauricum P.H.Davis, by its fine and more numerous teeth per leaflet, larger stipules, and narrower fruit with almost smooth seed surface. An illustration and a distribution map of the new species are provided and observations on the population are discussed.