Glycine tabacina, copyright Landcare Karen.

Belongs within: Papilionoideae.

Glycine is an Indo-Australian genus of twining or scrambling herbs bearing racemose inflorescences. The soy bean G. max is a native of eastern Asia that is widely cultivated as a food plant.

Characters (from New South Wales Flora Online): Perennial twining or scrambling herbs, stoloniferous or non-stoloniferous; taproot woody. Leaves alternate, pinnately or palmately 3-foliolate, some species dimorphic; terminal leaflet usually largest; stipules small; stipels small, more or less caducous. Chasmogamous inflorescences axillary, racemose; bracts lanceolate to linear; bracteoles mostly linear. Calyx five-toothed, the two upper teeth joined for most of their length. Petals clawed; standard more or less circular, larger than other petals; wings and keel more or less oblong. Stamens diadelphous, one filament partly free; anthers uniform. Ovary subsessile, with 2–12 ovules; style more or less upcurved; stigma small, hairy. Pods oblong to linear, more or less terete or compressed, sometimes curved, often twisting after seed dehiscence; seeds orbicular to quadrate; aril absent, caruncle small, papery, flap-like.

|--G. albicansLK14
|--G. arenariaLK14
|--G. canescensKM08
|--G. clandestinaB88
|--G. hispidaCW74
|--G. javanicaB88
|--G. lactovirensLK14
|--G. maxB00
|--G. sojaHVG91
|--G. tabacinaB00
|--G. tomentellaLK14
`--G. wightiiB00

*Type species of generic name indicated


*Type species of generic name indicated


[B88] Bouček, Z. 1988. Australasian Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera): A biosystematic revision of genera of fourteen families, with a reclassification of species. CAB International: Wallingford (UK).

[B00] Braby, M. F. 2000. Butterflies of Australia: their identification, biology and distribution vol. 2. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood (Victoria).

[CW74] Caresche, L. A., & A. J. Wapshere. 1974. Biology and host specificity of the Chondrilla gall mite Aceria chondrillae (G. Can.) (Acarina, Eriophyidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 64: 183–192, pls 2–3.

[HVG91] Hulínská, D., P. Volf & L. Grubhoffer. 1991. Surface carbohydrates of Borrelia burgdorferi. In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 2 pp. 73–78. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[KM08] Keighery, G. J., & W. Muir. 2008. Vegetation and vascular flora of Faure Island, Shark Bay, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 75: 11–19.

[LK14] Lyons, M. N., G. J. Keighery, L. A. Gibson & T. Handasyde. 2014. Flora and vegetation communities of selected islands off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 81: 205–244.

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