Hippocrepis

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Hippocrepis
Hippocrepis comosa.jpg
Hippocrepis comosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Loteae
Genus: Hippocrepis
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Synonyms
  • Emerus Mill.

Hippocrepis is a genus of ornamental plants in the family Fabaceae.

Etymology[edit]

The name "Hippocrepis" comes from the Greek for "horse" (hippo-) and for "shoe" (-krepis): literally, "horseshoe"; this is descriptive of the shape of the fruit segments in some species .[1]

Species[edit]

Notable species include (along with their common names[2]):

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hippocrepis". Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.