Cicer arietinum L.


Genus: Cicer

Catalan common name: Cigró. Cigronera. Ciuró.

Spanish common name: Chícharo. Garbanzo.

General distribution (Phytogeography): East Mediterranean

Uses and properties: Edible or foodstuffs.

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Terophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated species. Cultivated specie and sometimes subespontaneous.

Characteristics: An herbaceous plant, very hairy, grows erect (up to 60 cm.) and with composite leaves. The stem is square and the folioles (6-8) elliptic and serrate at the upper half. The flowers are solitary, pedunculate and white in colour. The fruit is an ovoid legume with 2-3 wrinkled seeds.