Apios

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Apios
Apios priceana.gif
Apios priceana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Genus: Apios
Fabr.
Species

Apios americana Medik.
Apios priceana B. L. Rob.
Apios fortunei Maxim.
Apios carnea (Wall.) Benth. ex Baker
Apios taiwanianus Hosokawa
Apios delavayi Franchet
Apios gracillima Dunn
Apios marcantha Oliver

Synonyms

Cyrtotropis Wall.

Apios is a genus of flowering plants in the legume 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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.