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Fabaceae Lindley. Legume Family.

Key to Fabaceae

A family of about 730 genera and 20,000 species, trees, shrubs, and herbs, cosmopolitan. Classification of subfamilies follows LPGW (2017).

Subfamily Cercidioideae: Bauhinia, Cercis, Phanera Subfamily Detarioideae: Tamarindus Subfamily Caesalpinioideae [“Caesalpinioid clade”]: Caesalpinia, Cassia, Chamaecrista, Delonix, Denisophytum, Erythrostemon, Gleditsia, Guilandina, Gymnocladus, Hoffmannseggia, Parkinsonia, Peltophorum, Pomaria, Senna Subfamily Caesalpinioideae [“Mimosoid Clade”]: Acacia, Acaciella, Adenanthera, Albizia, Calliandra, Desmanthus, Ebenopsis, Enterolobium, Havardia, Leucaena, Lysiloma, Mimosa, Neltuma, Neptunia, Pithecellobium, Samanea, Senegalia, Strombocarpa, Vachellia Subfamily Papilionoideae (Faboideae): Abrus, Acmispon, Aeschynomene, Alhagi, Alysicarpus, Amorpha, Amphicarpaea, Andira, Anthyllis, Apios, Arachis, Astragalus, Baptisia, Cajanus, Callerya, Canavalia, Caragana, Centrosema, Chapmannia, Cicer, Cladrastis, Clitoria, Colutea, Coursetia, Cullen, Cytisus, Dalbergia, Dalea, Dermatophyllum, Desmodium, Erythrina, Eysenhardtia, Galactia, Galega, Genista, Gliricidia, Glycine, Glycyrrhiza, Hedysarum, Hylodesmum, Indigofera, Kummerowia, Lablab, Lackeya, Ladeania, Lathyrus, Lens, Leptospron, Lespedeza, Lonchocarpus, Lotononis, Lotus, Lupinus, Maackia, Macroptilium, Medicago, Melilotus, Millettia, Mucuna, Neonotonia, Onobrychis, Ononis, Orbexilum, Oxytropsis, Pachyrhizus, Pediomelum, Phaseolus, Piscidia, Pisum, Psophocarpus, Pueraria, Rhynchosia, Robinia, Scorpiurus, Securigera, Sesbania, Sigmoidotropis, Sophora, Strophostyles, Stylosanthes, Styphnolobium, Tephrosia, Thermopsis, Trifolium, Trigonella, Ulex, Vicia, Vigna, Wisteria, Zornia

Ref: Isely (1990); Isely (1998); Lewis et al. (2005); LPGW (2017); Ringelberg et al. (2022); Robertson & Lee (1976); Wilbur (1963a); Wojciechowski, Lavin, & Sanderson (2004). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Astragalus | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Amorpha georgiana | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos | Baptisia source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Senna alata | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gage Barnes, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Gage Barnes | Wisteria source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Bauhinia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Canavalia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Trifolium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Cercis | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Acmispon | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Desmodium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Desmodium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Desmodium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Dalea | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Desmodium | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© John Gwaltney | Lespedeza | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Lespedeza | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Lespedeza | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos | Cercis source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Wisteria | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Dalea | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Crotalaria | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Crotalaria | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Vicia | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Apios americana | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Albizia | Original Image ⭷

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