Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

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Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris, sugar beet


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Betoideae
Tribus: Beteae
Genus: Beta
Sectio: Beta sect. Beta
Species: Beta vulgaris
Subspecies: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

  • Cultivar groups:
    • Fodder Beet Group (= Crassa Group)
    • Garden Beet Group (= Conditiva Group)
    • Leaf Beet Group (= Cicla Group + Flavescens Group)
    • Sugar Beet Group (= Altissima Group)


Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris (autonym)


  • Heterotypic (ref. Uotila 2011)
    • Beta cicla L., Syst. Nat., ed. 12. 2: 195. (1767)
    • Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla (L.) Arcang., Comp. Fl. Ital.: 593. (1882)
    • Beta vulgaris var. cicla (L.) Voss, Vilm. Blumengärtn., ed. 3. 1: 874. (1895)
    • Beta vulgaris var. rapacea W.D.J.Koch, Syn. Fl. Germ. Helv. 1(2): 608. (1837)
    • Beta vulgaris subsp. rapacea (W.D.J.Koch) Döll, Rhein. Fl.: 293. (1843)
    • Beta rapacea Hegetschw., Fl. Schweiz [Hegetschweiler] 256. (1839)


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Letschert, J.P.W., Lange, W., Frese, L. & Van Den Berg, R.G. 1994. Taxonomy of Beta section Beta. Journal of Sugar Beet Research 31: 69–85. Reference page
  • Uotila, P. 2011. Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris – In: Chenopodiaceae (pro parte majore). Euro+Med Plantbase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity.
  • Shultz, L.M.
  • eFloras 2008. Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris in Flora of North America . Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.


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