Arachis L.

Arachis is a South American genus with 69 species. One species, Arachis hypogaea, is widely cultivated for its edible seeds (peanut, groundnut).


Alonso C. & Herrera C.M. (2001) rbcL and legume phylogeny, with particular reference to Phaseoleae, Millettieae, and allies. Syst. Bot. 26: 515-536.

Krapovickas A., Gregory W.C., Williams D.E. (transl.) & Simpson C.E. (transl.) (2007) Taxonomy of the genus Arachis (Leguminosae). Bonplandia 16 (suppl.): 205 p.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith