Amphicarpaea monoica Nutt.

, Gen. N. Amer. Pl. [Nuttall]. 2: 113 (-114) (1818). BHL
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
The Genera of North American Plants. Philadelphia, USA
2: 113 (-114)
Date of Publication
14 Jul 1818
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Distribution Of Types
United States of America (Northern America)

Nomenclatural Notes

(as Amphicarpa)


Nuttall ascribed the genus name to Elliott, but did not ascribe the species name to anyone. Glycine monoica L. (1763) is a superfluous illegitimate name for G. bracteata L. (1753). Without referencing the preceding 2 names, Nuttall (1818) published the name A. monoica. Some recent botanical works regard that Nuttall indirectly referred to G. monoica and that A. monoica is superfluous for G. bracteata. However, such a treatment is not supported by any provision in the Shenzhen Code Art. 52 (pertaining to superfluity & illegitimacy). Furthermore, since G. monoica is illegitimate and cannot serve as a basionym, Art. 41.4 (pertaining to presumed new combination) also does not apply. Therefore, A. monoica is treated here as the legitimate name of a new species.


Amphicarpaea monoica Elliott, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1(2): 372 (1818).
Replaced synonym of
Amphicarpaea heterophylla Raf., New Fl. [Rafinesque] 1: 82 (1836), nom. illeg.