Wisteria frutescens subsp. macrostachya

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Wisteria frutescens subsp. macrostachya


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Wisterieae
Genus: Wisteria
Species: Wisteria frutescens
Subspecies: Wisteria frutescens subsp. macrostachya


Wisteria frutescens subsp. macrostachya (Torr. & A.Gray) J.Compton & Schrire, PhytoKeys 125: 92 (2019).


  • Basionym
    • Wisteria frutescens var. macrostachya Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 1(2): 283 (1838).
      • Type: U.S.A. Louisiana, [Louis François] Tainturier [s.n..] (fide Nuttall), PH00029452 (Holotypus: PH)
  • Homotypic
    • Wisteria macrostachya (Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray) B.L.Rob. & Fernald in A.Gray, Manual, ed. 7: 515 (1908). [as "W. macrostachys"]
    • Kraunhia macrostachys (Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray) Small, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 25: 134 (1898). [as "K. macrostachys"]
    • Bradlea macrostachys (Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray) Small in N.L. Britton, Man. Fl. N. States: 549 (1901).
      • Note: Bradleya is treated as a homonym of Bradlea under Art. 53.2 ex 9 (Turland et al. 2018)
  • Heterotypic
    • Diplonyx elegans Raf., Fl. Ludov.: 101 (1817).
      • Type: Louisiana, Alexandria, J.Hale s.n.., (Neotype: [[P}} 00680371 designated by Compton (2015a)).
    • Thyrsanthus floridana Croom, Amer. J. Sci. Arts 25: 75 (1834).
      • Type: “Wisteria speciosa, Thyrsanthus frutescens Ell., river banks Florida”, Chapman Herbarium [collector unknown], (Neotype: GH 00429033, designated by Compton (2015a)).
    • Glycine frutescens var. magnifica Hérincq, L'Hortic. Franc. 5: 220 (1855).
      • Type: [Icon] L’Horticulteur Français de mil huit cent cinquante et un 5: 220 (1855), (Lectotype, designated by Compton (2015a)
      • Wisteria frutescens var. magnifica (Hérincq) André, Rev. Hort (Paris) 1862: 50 (1862).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: North-Central U.S.A.
      • Oklahoma.
    • Regional: South-Central U.S.A.
      • Texas.
    • Regional: Southeastern U.S.A.
      • Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Kentucky Wisteria
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