Faboideae

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Faboideae
Crotalaria retusa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribes

Abreae
Adesmieae
Aeschynomeneae
Amorpheae
Bossiaeeae
Brongniartieae
Carmichaelieae
Cicereae
Crotalarieae
Dalbergieae
Desmodieae
Dipterygeae
Euchresteae
Galegeae
Genisteae
Hedysareae
Indigofereae
Liparieae
Loteae
Millettieae
Mirbelieae
Phaseoleae
Podalyrieae
Psoraleeae
Robinieae
Sophoreae
Swartzieae
Thermopsideae
Trifolieae
Vicieae

Scorpion Senna (Coronilla emerus) from Dictionaire des plantes suisses 1853

Faboideae is a subfamily of the flowering plant family Fabaceae or Leguminosae. An acceptable alternative name for the subfamily is Papilionoideae.

This subfamily is widely distributed and members are adapted to a wide variety of environments. Faboideae may be trees, shrubs or herbs. The flowers are classically pea shaped and root nodulation is very common.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The type genus, Faba, is a synonym of Vicia, and is listed here as Vicia.
  2. The genus Kennedya is a synonym of Kennedia, and is listed here as Kennedia.