Plant Genera


Amphicarpaea

Family Code: FABACE
Genus Code: AMPHI4
Genus CN: hogpeanut
Genus Authority: Elliott ex Nutt.
Genus Summary: A genus of 5-6 species, of e. and se. Asia, North America, and montane Africa. It now appears that 2-3 semi-cryptic taxa should be recognized in what has traditionally been considered a single species of Amphicarpaea (Callahan 1997, Parker 1996). The genus name has been corrected to Amphicarpaea from the frequently used Amphicarpa.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Producing inflorescences of two types, one with chasmogamous flowers and aerial legumes, the other with cleistogamous flowers and subterranean legumes.
Genus References: Callahan (1997)=Y; Parker (1996)=Z; Isely (1998)=I.
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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