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Genus: Wisteria

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

About 10 species (eastern USA, China, Korea and Japan); three species cultivated in southern Africa.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria)

Native to Japan.


Wisteria macrostachya

Native to southeastern USA.


Wisteria sinensis (Wisteria, Chinese wisteria)

Native to China.




  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.