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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: Thermopsideae
Genus: Piptanthus
Species: P. nepalensis – P. tomentosus
Source(s) of checklist:

Piptanthus Sweet, 1828
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asia-Temperate
Regional: Central Asia
Assam, China North-Central, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya

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

Sweet, R., 1828. Brit. Fl. Gard. 3: t. 264


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Piptanthus 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 07. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Piptanthus. Published online. Accessed: Jun 07 2021. 2021. Piptanthus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jun 07.
Hassler, M. 2021. Piptanthus. 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 06. Reference page. 7
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Piptanthus. Accessed: 07 Jun 2021.

Vernacular names
čeština: Piptantus
中文: 黄花木属

Piptanthus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, and the subfamily Faboideae.[2]

Piptanthus comprises the following species:[1][3][4][5]

Piptanthus nepalensis is native to Burma,[6] Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal. It is a shrub which is variable in morphology, especially in the arrangement of hairs on its leaves and other parts, so it has frequently been divided into multiple species.[7] This Himalayan shrub is evergreen in mild sheltered sites, semi-evergreen elsewhere, losing its leaves in hard frost but soon recovering again in spring. The growth is upright and flexible, allowing plants to be trained on warm walls where they are sheltered and flower more profusely. The blooms are large and bright yellow, like those of laburnum but in short upright clusters. Although good drainage is important, make sure plants are watered in summer to prevent sudden die-back.
Piptanthus tomentosus is endemic to China. It can be distinguished from P. nepalensis by the coating of reddish hairs on its fruit.[8]


Turner BL (1980). "Revision of the genus Piptanthus (Fabaceae: Thermopsideae)". Brittonia. 32 (3): 281–285. doi:10.2307/2806715. JSTOR 2806715.
"Piptanthus". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 25 January 2018.
"ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Piptanthus". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Piptanthus". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
"The Plant List entry for Piptanthus". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
"Piptanthus nepalensis". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 25 January 2018.
Piptanthus nepalensis. Flora of China.
Piptanthus tomentosus. Flora of China.

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