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Taxon: Amorpha fruticosa L.

Genus: Amorpha
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Amorpheae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 2937
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:713. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 12-Feb-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 28 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CT*, WA*°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • bastard indigo-bush   (Source: F Florida ) – English
  • bastard-indigo   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • false indigo   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • indigo-bush   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • zi sui huai   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • faux indigo   (Source: UPOV ) – French
  • Bastardindigo   (Source: Zander ed14 ) – German
  • jogjebissari   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • waessalinamu   (Source: Gen Res Cr Ev 44:354) – Transcribed Korean
  • falso índigo   (Source: UPOV ) – Spanish
  • segelbuske   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba [s.e.]
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine [s.], Massachusetts, Michigan [s.], New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Wyoming [e.]
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California [s.w.]
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, Chihuahua, Sonora

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Iraq
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Kurgan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Korea
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
  • EUROPE
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part
    Europe
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho [s.w.]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Southern South America: Argentina [n.]

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969–. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios.
  • Chester, E. W. et al. 1993–1997. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hoang, H.-D. et al. 1997. Additional notes to the checklist of Korean cultivated plants (5). Consolidated summary and indexes. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 44:354.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • International Legume Database & Information Service. International Legume Database and Information Service (on-line resource).
  • Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles. 1999. Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1977. Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. 1975. Guide to the vascular flora of Illinois.
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:77.
  • Office of the Union. 2009. UPOV: International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. List of the taxa protected by the members of the Union.
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Rhoads, A. F. & W. M. Klein, Jr. 1993. The vascular flora of Pennsylvannia. Annotated checklist and atlas.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Wilbur, R. L. 1975. A revision of the North American genus Amorpha (Leguminosae-Psoraleae). Rhodora 77:397.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida.
  • Yakovlev, G. P. et al. 1996. Legumes of Northern Eurasia.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Amorpha fruticosa L.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Amorpha fruticosa cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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