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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: Phaseoleae
Subtribus: Erythrininae
Genus: Apios
Species: A. americana – A. carnea – A. delavayi – A. fortunei – A. gracillima – A. macrantha – A. priceana – A. taiwaniana
Source(s) of checklist:

'eFloras 2008. Apios in Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.


Apios Fabr., Enum. 176. 1759.
Type species: Apios americana Medik.


Bradlea Adans., Fam. 2: 324, 527. 1763.


Fabricius, P.C. (1759) Enum. 176.

Apios is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. Its member species are found in North America and Asia between latitudes of 50° and 20°.[1] The term "Apios" comes from the Greek word for "pear" and may refer the pear shape of some tubers.[1] Several members of this genus are known to have edible, tuberous roots.[1]

Seabrook, Janet E.A. (1973). A Biosystematic Study of the Genus Apios Fabricius (Leguminosae) with Special Reference to Apios americana Medikus (M.Sc. thesis). University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

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