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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Brassicales

Familia: Brassicaceae
Tribus: Cardamineae
Genus: Armoracia
Species: A. macrocarpa – A. rusticana – A. sisymbroides

Armoracia G.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Scherb., Oekon. Fl. Wetterau 2: 426. 1800 (Mai–Jul 1800). nom. cons.

Type species: A. rusticana
G.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Johannes Scherbius


Raphanis Moench, Meth. 267. 4 Mai 1794, nom. rej.


Gaertner, G., Meyer, B. & Scherbius, J., 1800. Oekon. Fl. Wetterau 2: 426.
Farr, E.R. & Zijlstra, G. (eds.) 1996– . Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2009 Sept 10 [1].


Koch, M.A. et al. 2019. Armoracia in BrassiBase Tools and biological resources to study characters and traits in the Brassicaceae. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 27.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Armoracia. Published online. Accessed: May 27 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Armoracia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 27.
Tropicos.org 2019. Armoracia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 May 27.

Vernacular names
Boarisch: Kréh/Krén
беларуская: Хрэн
Deutsch: Meerrettich
eesti: Mädarõigas
suomi: Piparjuuret
polski: Chrzan
русский: Хрен
svenska: Pepparrotssläktet

Armoracia is a genus of flowering plants of the family Brassicaceae, native to the Palaearctic. Its best known member is horseradish, Armoracia rusticana, which is the type species.

Many species have been described, but most have ended up synonymized. Species still considered valid by The Plant List[3] are as follows:

Armoracia macrocarpa (Waldst. & Kit.) Kit. ex Baumg.
Armoracia rusticana P.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Scherb.
Armoracia sisymbrioides (DC.) N.Busch ex Ganesh


Oekon. Fl. Wetterau 2: 426 (1800).
Meth. 267. 4 Mai 1794, nom. rej.
"Armoracia". theplantlist.org. The Plant List. Retrieved 2 December 2019.

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