Glycyrrhiza

Glycyrrhiza is a genus of about 20 accepted species in the legume family (Fabaceae), with a subcosmopolitan distribution in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas.[1]

Glycyrrhiza
Glycyrrhiza glabra - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-207.jpg
Glycyrrhiza glabra
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Glycyrrhiza

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Synonyms[1]
  • Liquiritia Medik.
Glycyrrhiza echinata Fruits and Seeds - MHNT
Plant as used in Chinese herbology (crude medicine)

The genus is best known for liquorice (British English; licorice in American English), G. glabra, a species native to Eurasia and North Africa,[2] from which most confectionery liquorice is produced.

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Species include:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bojian Bao and Kai Larsen, "Glycyrrhiza Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 741. 1753", Flora of ChinaCS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Bojian Bao and Kai Larsen, "Glycyrrhiza glabra Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 742. 1753", Flora of ChinaCS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ ILDIS home page

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