Common bean Phaseolus vulgaris, from Wikimedia.

Belongs within: Papilionoideae.
Contains: Vigna.

The Phaseolinae are a group of legumes united by the presence of a seed epihilum and a number of flower characters associated with insect pollination. Members include a number of cultivated bean species such as members of the genus Phaseolus, characterised by hooked hairs on the vegetative parts, including the common bean P. vulgaris and lima bean P. lunatus. The hyacinth bean Lablab purpureus is a widely cultivated native of Africa characterised by a laterally flattened style.

|--Wajira danissanaCP13
`--+--+--Sphenostylis angustifoliaCP13
| `--+--+--DecorseaCP13
| | | |--D. dinteriCV06
| | | `--D. schlechteriCP13
| | `--MacrotylomaCP13
| | |--M. stenophyllumCP13
| | `--M. uniflorumSDK05
| `--+--Alistilus jumelleiCP13
| `--+--Nesphostylis holosericeaCP13
| `--DolichosCP13
| |--D. lablabM99
| |--D. pratorum Harms 1917H17
| |--D. seineriJ54
| |--D. sojaT-W89
| |--D. tricostatus Bak. f. 1899H17
| `--D. triloba Linn. 1753 [=Phaseolus trilobus (Linn.) Ait. 1789]SY72
`--+--+--Spathionema kilimandscharicumCP13
| `--Vatovaea pseudolablabCP13
|--+--Dipogon lignosusCP13
| `--LablabCP13
| |--L. nigerM99
| `--L. purpureusCP13
`--+--+--Physostigma venenosumCP13
| `--VignaCP13
`--+--+--Ramirezella strobilophoraCP13
| `--OxyrhynchusCP13 [incl. PeekeliaH03]
| `--O. volubilisCP13
| |--P. acutifoliusSDZ97
| |--P. aureusW10
| |--P. filiformis [incl. P. wrightii]H93
| |--P. lunatusWS01
| |--P. multiflorusP09
| |--P. semierectusG28
| `--P. vulgarisCP13
`--+--Leptospron adenanthumCP13
|--+--Cochliasanthus caracallaCP13
| `--Sigmoidotropis speciosaCP13
|--+--Helicotropis linearisCP13
| `--+--Ancistrotropis peduncularisCP13
| `--Condylostylis candidaCP13
`--+--+--Dolichopsis paraguariensisCP13
| `--Strophostyles helvolaCP13
`--+--Mysanthus uleanusCP13
|--M. atropurpureumLK14
|--M. lathyroidesM99
| |--M. l. var. lathyroidesLK14
| `--M. l. var. semierectumLK14
`--M. longipedunculatumCP13

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CP13] Cardoso, D., R. T. Pennington, L. P. de Queiroz, J. S. Boatwright, B.-E. Van Wyk, M. F. Wojciechowski & M. Lavin. 2013. Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes. South African Journal of Botany 89: 58–75.

[CV06] Craven, P., & P. Vorster. 2006. Patterns of plant diversity and endemism in Namibia. Bothalia 36 (2): 175–189.

[G28] Girault, A. A. 1928. A prodigeous discourse on wild animals. Privately published (reprinted: Gordh, G., A. S. Menke, E. C. Dahms & J. C. Hall. 1979. The privately printed papers of A. A. Girault. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 28: 218–220).

[H17] Harms, H. 1917. Leguminosae africanae. IX. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 54: 379–392.

[H03] Heads, M. 2003. Ericaceae in Malesia: vicariance biogeography, terrane tectonics and ecology. Telopea 10 (1): 311–449.

[H93] Hickman, J. C. (ed.) 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. University of California Press: Berkeley (California).

[J54] Jacobsen, H. 1954. Handbuch der sukkulenten Pflanzen: Beschreibung und Kultur der Sukkulenten mit Ausnahme der Cactaceae vol. 1. Abromeitiella bis Euphorbia. Gustav Fischer Verlag: Jena.

[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.

[M99] Matthews, M. 1999. Heliothine Moths of Australia: A guide to bollworms and related noctuid groups. CSIRO Publishing.

[P09] Petrie, J. M. 1909. The rôle of nitrogen and its compounds in plant-metabolism. Part II.—The non-protein nitrogen in seeds. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 33: 835–844.

[SDZ97] Sang, T., M. J. Donoghue & D. Zhang. 1997. Evolution of alcohol dehydrogenase genes in peonies (Paeonia): phylogenetic relationships of putative nonhybrid species. Molecular Biology and Evolution 14: 994–1007.

[SY72] Shah, G. L., & D. V. Yogi. 1972. Nomenclatural changes in some Bombay plants—IV. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 69 (2): 444–449.

[SDK05] Sharma, L. K., N. K. Dadhich & A. Kumar. 2005. Plant based veterinary medicine from traditional knowledge of India. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 47: 43–52.

[T-W89] Tenison-Woods, J. E. 1889. On the vegetation of Malaysia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 4 (1): 9–106, pls 1–9.

[W10] Whittington, A. E. 2010. Platystomatidae (signal flies). In: Brown, B. V., A. Borkent, J. M. Cumming, D. M. Wood, N. E. Woodley & M. A. Zumbado (eds) Manual of Central American Diptera vol. 2 pp. 903–907. NRC Research Press: Ottawa.

[WS01] Wilson, L. J., & V. O. Sadras. 2001. Host plant resistance in cotton to spider mites. In: Halliday, R. B., D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff (eds) Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress pp. 314–327. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

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