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Maackia amurensis
Scientific classification


10–11; see text.

  • Buergeria Miq.

Maackia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. There are about 12 species, all native to eastern Asia, with six endemic to China.[2] The generic name honors the botanist Richard Maack.

They are deciduous trees and shrubs. The alternately arranged leaves are divided into leaflets. The inflorescence is a simple or compound raceme of many flowers. Each flower has an inflated calyx with five teeth. The white or greenish corolla has a reflexed standard petal and keel petals that are fused at the bases. The fruit is a wide or narrow, flattened legume pod containing one to five flat seeds.[2]


Maackia comprises the following species:[3][4][5]

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status[edit]

The status of the following species is unresolved:[5]


  1. ^ Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, Wojciechowski MF, Lavin M (2013). "Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes". S Afr J Bot. 89: 58–75. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001.
  2. ^ a b Maackia. Flora of China.
  3. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Maackia". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  4. ^ USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Maackia". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b "The Plant List entry for Maackia". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  6. ^ Some sources treat Maackia fauriei as a synonym of Maackia floribunda.
  7. ^ Some sources give Maackia chinensis Takeda priority over Maackia hupehensis Takeda.