Lens is a genus of the legume family mostly known for its edible seeds, which are referred to as lentils. Lens contains four species of small, erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves, small inconspicuous white flowers, and small flattened pods. The lentil most commonly eaten is the seed of Lens culinaris.
The non-accepted names (per ILDIS) are suffixed with their accepted counterparts.
- ILDIS Version 6.05
- Wong, Melissa M. L.; Gujaria-Verma, Neha; Ramsay, Larissa; Yuan, Hai Ying; Caron, Carolyn; Diapari, Marwan; Vandenberg, Albert; Bett, Kirstin E. (27 March 2015). "Classification and Characterization of Species within the Genus Lens Using Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS)". PLOS ONE. 10 (3): e0122025. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122025.