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Family: Fabaceae  Lindl., nom. cons.

Family number: 440. Last updated: 17-Jan-2003.
Alternate name: Leguminosae
Number of accepted genera: 720.
Type genus: Faba Mill.
Comment: dicot family.

Complete list of genera

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References for family:

  • Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world. (Leg World)
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms for family:

Subfamilies and tribes for Fabaceae:

Subfamily Tribe Subtribe
Caesalpinioideae Caesalpinieae
Caesalpinioideae Cassieae
Caesalpinioideae Cassieae Cassiinae
Caesalpinioideae Cassieae Dialiinae
Caesalpinioideae Cassieae Duparquetiinae
Caesalpinioideae Cercideae
Caesalpinioideae Cercideae Bauhiniinae
Caesalpinioideae Cercideae Cercidinae
Caesalpinioideae Detarieae
Faboideae Abreae
Faboideae Amorpheae
Faboideae Bossiaeeae
Faboideae Brongniartieae
Faboideae Cicereae
Faboideae Crotalarieae
Faboideae Dalbergieae
Faboideae Desmodieae
Faboideae Desmodieae Desmodiinae
Faboideae Desmodieae Lespedezinae
Faboideae Dipterygeae
Faboideae Euchresteae
Faboideae Fabeae
Faboideae Galegeae
Faboideae Galegeae Astragalinae
Faboideae Galegeae Galeginae
Faboideae Galegeae Glycyrrhizinae
Faboideae Genisteae
Faboideae Hedysareae
Faboideae Hypocalypteae
Faboideae Indigofereae
Faboideae Loteae
Faboideae Millettieae
Faboideae Mirbelieae
Faboideae Phaseoleae
Faboideae Phaseoleae Cajaninae
Faboideae Phaseoleae Clitoriinae
Faboideae Phaseoleae Diocleinae
Faboideae Phaseoleae Glycininae
Faboideae Phaseoleae Kennediinae
Faboideae Phaseoleae Ophrestiinae
Faboideae Phaseoleae Phaseolinae
Faboideae Podalyrieae
Faboideae Psoraleeae
Faboideae Robinieae
Faboideae Sesbanieae
Faboideae Sophoreae
Faboideae Swartzieae
Faboideae Thermopsideae
Faboideae Trifolieae
Mimosoideae Acacieae
Mimosoideae Ingeae
Mimosoideae Mimoseae


Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (03 September 2015)

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