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Apios americana


Accepted name

Apios americana Medik.1, 2, 3, 4

Synonyms

Apios americana Medik. var. turrigera Fernald5
Apios tuberosa Moench3, 6
Glycine apios L.3, 6

Taxonomy

Tribe: Phaseoleae;  Genus: Apios

Vernacular names

American Potatobean3; American Potatobean7

Descriptors

Perennial climbing herb;  not threatened

Uses

Environmental6; Food and Drink3; Food and Drink6


Geographical records

Asia5, 6:   Japan(I)6

Europe:   France-F.E.(I)1, Germany(I)1, Italy-F.E.(I)1

North America4, 5:   Canada(N)4, 8, United States(N)3, 4, 5, 9

United States:   Alabama5, Arkansas5, Delaware5, Florida5, Georgia5, Illinois5, Indiana5, Iowa5, Kansas5, Kentucky5, Louisiana5, Maine5, Maryland5, Massachusetts5, Minnesota5, Mississippi5, Missouri5, Nebraska5, New Hampshire5, New Jersey5, New York5, North Carolina5, Ohio5, Oklahoma5, South Carolina5, Texas5, Vermont5, Virginia5, West Virginia5, Wisconsin5

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Literature citations

Description4

Sources

1993 Zarucchi JL;     Coordinator: 2005-07 (Americas update) Sokolova IV

References

1:Heywood, V.H. & Ball, P.W. (1968) Leguminosae. In: Flora Europaea Vol. 2. ed. Tutin, T.G. et al.
2:Medikus, F.C. (1787) Vorl. Churpf. Phys.-Okon. Ges. Vol. 2
3:Turner, B.L. (1959) Univ. of Texas Press, Austin. 284 pp The Legumes of Texas
4:Correll, D.S. & Johnston, M.C. (1970) Man. Vasc. Pl. Texas. Texas Res. Found., Renner 1881pp.
5:Isely, D. (1998) Native & naturalized Leg. of the USA. Brigham Young Univ. Utah
6:Hotta, M et al (1989) Sekai Yuhyou-shokubutu (Useful Pls. of World) Heibonsha. Tokyo
7:Terrell, E.E. (1977) Checklist of Names for 3, 000 Vas. Pl... Agric. Handbook No. 505
8:List Based Record (1986) U.S. Soil Conservation Service
9:Thompson, R.L. (1979) Sida 8 (1): 71-89 Flora Cedar Gap Lake and Environs, Missouri


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Nomenclature

TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)

Flora Europaea database at RBG Edinburgh

Rhizobia

database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan



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