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Hablitzia tamnoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Betoideae
Genus: Hablitzia
Species: H. tamnoides
Binomial name
Hablitzia tamnoides

Hablitzia tamnoides, the sole species in the genus Hablitzia, is a herbaceous perennial plant, native to the Caucasus region. It is in the family Amaranthaceae, subfamily Betoideae, related to Beta, but unlike that genus, is a vine, climbing to 3 m or more tall in summer.

[1] [2] [3]

The leaves are edible, similar to those of the related spinach.[2]


  1. ^ Hohmann, S., Kadereit, J. W., & Kadereit, G. (2006). Understanding Mediterranean-Californian disjunctions: molecular evidence from Chenopodiaceae-Betoideae. Taxon 55 (1): 67-78 Abstract
  2. ^ a b Henriette's plant info: Hablitzia
  3. ^ Foreign names on the Multilingual Multiscript Plantname Database site [1]