Arachis hypogaea

ClassificationDicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family (Traditional)Fabaceae
GenusArachis
Species:Arachis hypogaea L.
Common NamePeanut; Earthnut; Goober; Ground Nut; Groundnut; Monkeynut
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: South America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 4; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Legume; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: Yes; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Ovules per Carpel: 2; Ovules per Carpel: 3; Ovules per Carpel: 4; Ovules per Carpel: 5; Ovules per Carpel: 6; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 4; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sepal Number: 4; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 10
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Jefferson (KY), Madison (KY), Ohio (KY), Hamilton (TN), Lewis (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, MTSU, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 1962

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA013238 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Arachis hypogaea
APSC0083852 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Arachis hypogaea
UCHT032548 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Arachis hypogaea
31234100419389 Ohio Kentucky 09 Jul 1962 Elizabeth M. Browne
5766
EKY
Arachis hypogaea
MTSU005696 Lewis Tennessee June 21 Jeff Peery
28
MTSU
Arachis hypogaea
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