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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Wisterieae
Genus: Afgekia
Species: A. mahidoliae – A. sericea
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Afgekia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov 18. Reference page.


Afgekia Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1927(9): 376. (1927) emend. Compton et al. (2019)

Type species: Afgekia sericea Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1927(9): 376. (1927)

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asia-Tropical
Regional: Southeastern Asia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Craib, W.G., 1927. Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1927: 376

Additional references

Compton, J.A., Schrire, B.D., Könyves, K., Forest, F., Malakasi, P., Mattapha, S. & Sirichamorn, Y. 2019. The Callerya Group redefined and Tribe Wisterieae (Fabaceae) emended based on morphology and data from nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequences. PhytoKeys 125: 1–112. DOI: 10.3897/phytokeys.125.34877 Open access. Reference page.
Govaerts, R.H.A. 1995. World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2). 483, 529 pp. MIM, Deurne. ISBN 90-341-0852-X (issue 1) ISBN 90-341-0853-8 (issue 2). Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Afgekia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jun 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Afgekia. Published online. Accessed: Jun 21 2021. 2021. Afgekia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jun 21.
Hassler, M. 2021. Afgekia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jun 21. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Afgekia. Accessed: 21 Jun 2021.

Vernacular names

Afgekia is a small genus of large perennial climbing shrubs native to Thailand in Asia, belonging to the family Fabaceae.[1]

They are reminiscent of the related genus of Wisteria.[2]


As listed by Plants of the World Online;[1]

Afgekia mahidolae B.L.Burtt & Chermsir.[3]
Afgekia sericea Craib[4]

The genus was named from the initials of Arthur Francis George Kerr (1877–1942), an Irish-born plant collector who worked in then-Siam in the early twentieth century.[5] It was first described and published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1927 on page 376.[1]

The genus is recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Research Service, but they only list Afgekia sericea Craib.[6]


"Afgekia Craib | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
LI, Jianhua; JIANG, Jin-Huo; FU, Cheng-Xin; TANG, Shao-Qing (January 2014). "Molecular systematics and biogeography of Wisteria inferred from nucleotide sequences of nuclear and plastid genes". Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 52 (1): 40–50. doi:10.1111/jse.12061.
"NParks | Afgekia mahidoliae". Retrieved 29 January 2022.
"NParks | Afgekia sericea". Retrieved 29 January 2022.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
"Taxon: Afgekia sericea Craib". Retrieved 29 January 2022.

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