Flora of the Southeastern United States
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FABACEAE

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, Neptunia, Pithecellobium, Prosopis, Samanea, Senegalia, 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); Robertson & Lee (1976); Wilbur (1963a); Wojciechowski, Lavin, & Sanderson (2004). Show full citations.

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