Szovitsia is a monotypic genus of flowering plant belonging to the family Apiaceae.[1] It only contains one known species, Szovitsia callicarpa Fisch. & C.A.Mey.[1]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Subtribe: Torilidinae
Genus: Szovitsia
Fisch. & C.A.Mey.

Its native range is eastern Turkey to the Transcaucasus (within Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan), and north-western Iran.[1]

The genus name of Szovitsia is in honour of Johann Nepomuk Szovits (1782–1830), a Hungarian-born Russian apothecary and botanist.[2] The Latin specific epithet of callicarpa refers to Callicarpa (or beautyberry), which is a genus of shrubs and small trees in the family Lamiaceae. Both the genus and the species were first described and published in Index Seminum (LE, Petropolitanus) Vol.1 on page 39 in 1835.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Szovitsia Fisch. & C.A.Mey. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  2. ^ Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.