Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Subclassis: Rosidae
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Thermopsideae
Genus: Baptisia
Species: B. alba - B. albescens - B. arachnifera - B. australis - B. bracteata - B. calycosa - B. cinerea - B. lanceolata - B. lecontei - B. megacarpa - B. nuttalliana - B. perfoliata - B. simplicifolia - B. sphaerocarpa - B. tinctoria


Baptisia Vent.

Vernacular names

Ελληνικά, Κυπριακά: Βάπτουσα
English: False indogo, Wild indigo

Baptisia is a genus of about 35[1] plants in the legume family. One of the better known species is Blue Wild Indigo, which is native to North America and commonly grown in gardens.

Baptisia species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Schinia jaguarina.

List of species

* Baptisia alba (L.) Vent.
* Baptisia albescens Small
* Baptisia arachnifera W.H.Duncan, two counties of southeastern Georgia (US State)[2]
* Baptisia australis (L.) R.Br.
* Baptisia bicolor Greenman & Larisey
* Baptisia bracteata Elliott
* Baptisia bushii Small
* Baptisia calycosa Canby
* Baptisia cinerea (Raf.) Fernald & B.G.Schub.
* Baptisia confusa Pollard & Ball
* Baptisia cuneata Small
* Baptisia deamii Larisey
* Baptisia elliptica Small
* Baptisia fragilis Larisey
* Baptisia fulva Larisey
* Baptisia gibbesii Small
* Baptisia hirsuta Small
* Baptisia hugeri Small
* Baptisia intercalata Larisey
* Baptisia intermedia Larisey
* Baptisia lactea (Raf.) Thieret
* Baptisia laevicaulis(Canby) Small
* Baptisia lanceolata (Walter) Elliott, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina[2]
* Baptisia lecontei Torr. & A.Gray
* Baptisia leucantha
* Baptisia leucophaea Nutt.
* Baptisia macilenta Small ex Larisey
* Baptisia megacarpa Torrey & A.Gray
* Baptisia minor
* Baptisia nuculifera Greene
* Baptisia nuttalliana Small
* Baptisia oxyphylla Greene
* Baptisia pendula Larisey
* Baptisia perfoliata (L.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton
* Baptisia pinetorum Larisey
* Baptisia psammophila Larisey
* Baptisia riparia Larisey
* Baptisia saligna Greene
* Baptisia simplicifolia Croom
* Baptisia sphaerocarpa Nutt.
* Baptisia stricta Larisey
* Baptisia sulphurea Englem.
* Baptisia texana Pollard & Ball
* Baptisia tinctoria (L.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton
* Baptisia vespertina Small ex Rydb.
* Baptisia viridis Larisey
* Baptisia × intermedia Larisey
* Baptisia × variicolor Kosnik, Diggs, Redshaw & Lipscomb


1. ^ World Database of Legumes, version 10.01, ILDIS search as of 29 Aug 2009
2. ^ a b Young, A. S.; Chang, S.-M.; Sharitz, R. R. (2007), "Reproductive ecology of a federally endangered legume, Baptisia arachnifera, and its more widespread congener, B. Lanceolata (Fabaceae)", American Journal of Botany 94 (2): 228, doi:10.3732/ajb.94.2.228

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