Papilionoideae

Belongs within: Leguminosae.Contains: Dillwynia, Jacksonia, Dipterygeae, Amburaneae, Swartzieae, Exostyleae, Amorpheae, Dalbergieae, Luetzelburgia, Ormosieae, Brongniartieae, Leptolobieae, Sophoreae, Genisteae, Crotalarieae, Baphieae, Mirbelieae, Hologalegina, Indigofera, Millettieae, Diocleae, Kennediinae, Desmodieae, Mucuna, Cajaninae, Erythrininae, Phaseolinae, Glycine, Psoraleeae. The Papilionoideae are a major clade within the Fabaceae/Leguminosae, alternatively recognised as the Fabaceae sensu stricto or Papilionaceae. Members of a number of… Continue reading Papilionoideae

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Cajaninae

Belongs within: Papilionoideae. The Cajaninae are a group of legumes characterised by the production of distinctive secretory structures such as vesicular glands and/or bulbous-based trichomes. Leaves are trifoliolate in the genera Cajanus and Rhynchosia but unifoliolate in Eriosema. The pigeon pea Cajanus cajan is widely grown as a source of food. <==CajaninaeCP13 |–+–EriosemaCP13 | |… Continue reading Cajaninae

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Mimosoideae

Belongs within: Caesalpinieae.Contains: Prosopis, Parkia, Vachellia, Mimosa, Senegalia, Ingeae. The Mimosoideae are a clade of leguminous plants containing the acacias and related species. Most species are trees or shrubs with a small number of lianes or herbs. Mimosoids generally have small flowers clustered into heads or spikes. Leaves are bipinnate or reduced to phyllodes and often… Continue reading Mimosoideae

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Fabales

Belongs within: Fabidae.Contains: Polygalaceae, Leguminosae. The Fabales are a clade of flowering plants supported primarily by molecular data. Within the Fabales, the greater number of species belong to the clade Fabaceae or Leguminosae, the legumes. The majority of remaining Fabales belong to the Polygalaceae; the Surianaceae and Quillaja are both small assemblages. Quillaja is a small… Continue reading Fabales

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Leguminosae

The Fabaceae or Leguminosae, legumes, are well-known as the largest clade of plants to possess nodules containing nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their roots. The Fabaceae are traditionally divided into three groups recognised as either families (Caesalpiniaceae, Mimosaceae and Papilionaceae/Fabaceae) or subfamilies (Caesalpinioideae, Mimosoideae and Papilionoideae/Faboideae), though recent phylogenetic analyses have indicated that the caesalpinioids are paraphyletic.… Continue reading Leguminosae

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Genistinae

Belongs within: Genisteae.Contains: Cytisus. The Genistinae are a group of mostly yellow-flowered leguminous shrubs with a Mediterranean-centred distribution, though a number of species (particularly gorse Ulex europaeus and broom Cytisus scoparius) have become naturalised in other parts of the world. The gorses of the genus Ulex are extremely spiny with leaves almost entirely absent in… Continue reading Genistinae

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Dalbergieae

Belongs within: Papilionoideae.Contains: Aeschynomene. The Dalbergieae are a mostly pantropical group of legumes united by a distinctive root nodule morphology (Cardoso et al. 2013). Members include Pterocarpus, padauks, a pantropical genus of trees with indehiscent, orbicular fruits that are compressed to form a broad hardened wing around usually a single central seed. The peanut Arachis… Continue reading Dalbergieae

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Mirbelieae

Belongs within: Papilionoideae.Contains: Pultenaea, Bossiaea, Gompholobium, Gastrolobium. The Mirbelieae are an Australasian group of legumes that are mostly sclerophyllous shrubs. Members of the clade produce gigantic antipodal cells in the embryo sacs, or multiple embryo sacs lacking antipodals. Members include the genus Daviesia, bitter peas, in which legume pods are more or less elongate and… Continue reading Mirbelieae

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Crotalaria

Sunn hemp Crotalaria juncea, copyright A16898. Belongs within: Crotalarieae. Crotalaria, rattlepods, is a pantropical genus of leguminous herbs and shrubs in which the seeds become loose within their pod as they mature. The loose seeds inspire both the vernacular name of ‘rattlepod’ and the genus name which derives from the Greek crotalon meaning ‘rattle’. Members… Continue reading Crotalaria

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Bossiaea

Belongs within: Mirbelieae. Bossiaea is an Australian genus of leguminous shrubs with stems modified into terete or flattened cladodes and bearing flowers with stamens fused into a sheath split on the upper side. Petals are most commonly orange to yellow, often with dark red to purplish brown markings. Pods are more or less compressed. <==Bossiaea… Continue reading Bossiaea

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