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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: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Caesalpinieae
Genus: Hoffmannseggia
Species: H. aphylla – H. arequipensis – H. doellii – H. drepanocarpa – H. drummondii – H. erecta – H. eremophila – H. glauca – H. humilis – H. intricata – H. microphylla – H. minor – H. miranda – H. montana – H. oxycarpa – H. peninsularis – H. prostrata – H. pumilio – H. repens – H. stipulata – H. tenella – H. trifoliata – H. viscosa – H. watsonii – H. yaviensis
Source(s) of checklist:

Hoffmannseggia Cav. (1798), nom. cons. & orth. cons.

Type species: H. falcata Cav.


Larrea Ortega, Nov. Rar. Pl. 15. 1797, nom. rej.
Type species: L. glauca Ortega

Primary references

Cavanilles, A.J. 1799. Icones et descriptiones plantarum, quae aut sponte in Hispania crescunt, aut in hortis hospitantur. Vol. V, 82 pp. 401–500bis pl. Ex Regia Typographia, Matriti [Madrid]. Biblioteca Digital. Reference page. : 4: 63.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Hoffmannseggia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Jul 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Hoffmannseggia. Published online. Accessed: Jul 20 2019. 2019. Hoffmannseggia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Jul 20 {{{3}}}.
Hassler, M. Jul. Hoffmannseggia. 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. Jul. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: Jul 20 {{{3}}}. Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: rushpea

Hoffmannseggia is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, known generally as rushpeas. These are pod-bearing herbs and subshrubs native to the Americas and southern Africa. The generic name honors Johann Centurius, Count of Hoffmannsegg, a nineteenth-century German nobleman and botanist.
Selected species

Hoffmannseggia comprises the following species:[2][4][5]

Hoffmannseggia aphylla (Phil.) G. P. Lewis & Sotuyo
Hoffmannseggia arequipensis Ulibarri
Hoffmannseggia doelli Phil.
subsp. argentina Ulibarri
subsp. doellii Phil.
Hoffmannseggia drepanocarpa A. Gray—sicklepod holdback
Hoffmannseggia drummondii Torr. & A. Gray—dwarf nicker
Hoffmannseggia erecta Phil.
Hoffmannseggia eremophila (Phil.) Burkart ex Ulibarri
Hoffmannseggia glauca (Ortega) Eifert—Indian rushpea, pig-nut, hog potato
Hoffmannseggia humilis (Mart. & Galeotti) Hemsl.
Hoffmannseggia intricata Brandegee
Hoffmannseggia microphylla Torr.—wand holdback
Hoffmannseggia minor (Phil.) Ulibarri
Hoffmannseggia miranda Sandwith
Hoffmannseggia oxycarpa Benth.—sharppod rushpea
subsp. arida (Rose) B. B. Simpson
subsp. oxycarpa Benth.
Hoffmannseggia peninsularis (Britton) Wiggins—Peninsular holdback
Hoffmannseggia prostrata Lag. ex DC.
Hoffmannseggia pumilio (Griseb.) B. B. Simpson
Hoffmannseggia repens (Eastw.) Cockerell—creeping nicker
Hoffmannseggia tenella Tharp & L. P. Williams—slender rushpea
Hoffmannseggia trifoliata Cav.
Hoffmannseggia viscosa (Ruiz & Pav.) Hook.
Hoffmannseggia watsonii (Fisher) Rose
Hoffmannseggia yaviensis Ulibarri

References .

The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon. 66 (1): 44–77. doi:10.12705/661.3.
Gagnon E, Bruneau A, Hughes CE, de Queiroz LP, Lewis GP. (2016). "A new generic system for the pantropical Caesalpinia group (Leguminosae)". PhytoKeys (71): 1–160. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.71.9203. PMC 5558824. PMID 28814915.
"Hoffmannseggia Cav". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
Simpson BB, Ulibarri EA. (2006). "A synopsis of the genus Hoffmannseggia (Leguminosae)" (PDF). Lundellia. 9: 7–33. doi:10.25224/1097-993X-9.1.7. S2CID 134611192.
Lewis GP, Solange Sotuyo J. (2010). "Hoffmannseggia aphylla (Leguminosae: Caesalpinieae), a new name for a Chilean endemic". Kew Bull. 65 (2): 221–224. doi:10.1007/s12225-010-9201-8. S2CID 34248431.

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