Sophoreae

Belongs within: Papilionoideae. The Sophoreae are a primarily tropical tribe of the Papilionoideae, many members of which are small trees. Members lack clear morphological synapomorphies but are generally characterised by free stamens (Cardoso et al. 2013). They include the necklacepod Sophora tomentosa, a pantropical small tree found in coastal regions with sea-drifted seeds. <==Sophoreae |… Continue reading Sophoreae

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Astragalus

Belongs within: Astragaleae.Contains: Astragalus lentiginosus. Astragalus, the milk-vetches, is an extremely large genus (about 3000 species) of legumes found in Eurasia and the Americas. The name of the genus refers to the Greek for ankle bone or dice and may be a reference to the sound of seeds rattling in dry pods (Hickman 1993). Some… Continue reading Astragalus

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Lathyrus

Belongs within: Fabeae. Lathyrus, the sweet peas, is a genus of climbing or sprawling legumes with its greatest diversity in Northern Hemisphere temperate regions, particularly around the Mediterranean. Some species, such as the grass pea Lathyrus sativus, are grown for food. Others, such as the perennial pea L. latifolius, are grown as garden plants for… Continue reading Lathyrus

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