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Fabaceae 
Taxonomic Serial No.: 500059

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Leguminosae
 
    Acaciaceae
 
    Aspalathaceae
 
    Astragalaceae
 
    Bauhiniaceae
 
    Caesalpiniaceae
 
    Cassiaceae
 
    Ceratoniaceae
 
    Ciceraceae
 
    Coronillaceae
 
    Dalbergiaceae
 
    Daleaceae
 
    Detariaceae
 
    Galedupaceae
 
    Geoffroeaceae
 
    Hedysaraceae
 
    Inocarpaceae
 
    Lotaceae
 
    Mimosaceae
 
    Papilionaceae
 
    Phaseolaceae
 
    Swartziaceae
 
    Tamarindaceae
 
    Trifoliaceae
 
    Viciaceae
 
  Common Name(s): peas [English]
 
    legumes [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae   
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderRosanae   
                         OrderFabales   
                            FamilyFabaceae  – peas, legumes  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Abrus Adans.  
                               Genus Acacia Mill.  
                               Genus Acmispon Raf.  
                               Genus Adenanthera L. – beadtree 
                               Genus Adenocarpus DC.  
                               Genus Adesmia DC.  
                               Genus Aeschynomene L. – jointvetch 
                               Genus Afzelia Sm. – mahogany 
                               Genus Albizia Durazz.  
                               Genus Alhagi Gagnebin  
                               Genus Alysicarpus Desv. – moneywort 
                               Genus Ammopiptanthus S.H. Cheng  
                               Genus Amorpha L. – false indigo, indigobush 
                               Genus Amphicarpaea Elliott ex Nutt. – hogpeanut 
                               Genus Anadenanthera Speg.  
                               Genus Andira Juss.  
                               Genus Anthyllis L. – kidneyvetch 
                               Genus Antopetitia A. Rich.  
                               Genus Apios Fabr. – groundnut 
                               Genus Arachis L. – peanut 
                               Genus Archidendron F. Muell.  
                               Genus Argyrolobium Eckl. & Zeyh.  
                               Genus Aspalathus L. – aspalathus 
                               Genus Astragalus L. – milkvetch, astragales, locoweed 
                               Genus Baphia Afzel. ex Lodd.  
                               Genus Baptisia Vent. – wild indigo, false indigo 
                               Genus Barbieria DC.  
                               Genus Bauhinia L. – bauhinia 
                               Genus Biserrula L.  
                               Genus Bituminaria Heist. ex Fabr.  
                               Genus Bossiaea Vent.  
                               Genus Brongniartia Kunth – greentwig 
                               Genus Brya P. Browne – coccuswood 
                               Genus Butea Roxb. ex Willd.  
                               Genus Caesalpinia L. – nicker, caesalpinia, poinciana 
                               Genus Cajanus Adans.  
                               Genus Calliandra Benth. – stickpea, false mesquite 
                               Genus Calophaca Fisch. ex DC.  
                               Genus Calopogonium Desv.  
                               Genus Canavalia DC. – jackbean 
                               Genus Caragana Fabr. – peashrub 
                               Genus Carmichaelia R. Br.  
                               Genus Cassia L. – cassia 
                               Genus Centrosema (DC.) Benth. – butterfly pea 
                               Genus Ceratonia L.  
                               Genus Cercis L. – redbud 
                               Genus Chamaecrista (L.) Moench – sensitive pea 
                               Genus Chamaecytisus Link  
                               Genus Chapmannia Torr. & A. Gray  
                               Genus Christia Moench – island pea 
                               Genus Cicer L.  
                               Genus Cladrastis Raf. – yellowwood 
                               Genus Clianthus Sol. ex Lindl. – glory pea 
                               Genus Clitoria L. – pigeonwings 
                               Genus Codariocalyx Hassk. – tick trefoil 
                               Genus Cojoba Britton & Rose  
                               Genus Cologania Kunth  
                               Genus Colophospermum Kirk ex J. Léonard  
                               Genus Colutea L.  
                               Genus Copaifera L.  
                               Genus Coronilla L. – crownvetch 
                               Genus Corynella DC.  
                               Genus Coulteria Kunth  
                               Genus Coursetia DC. – babybonnets 
                               Genus Crotalaria L. – rattlebox 
                               Genus Crudia Schreb.  
                               Genus Cullen Medik. – scurfpea 
                               Genus Cyamopsis DC.  
                               Genus Cynometra L.  
                               Genus Cytisophyllum O. Lang  
                               Genus Cytisus Desf. – broom 
                               Genus Dalbergia L. f. – Indian rosewood 
                               Genus Dalea L. – prairie clover, prairieclovers, prairieclover 
                               Genus Daniellia Benn.  
                               Genus Delonix Raf.  
                               Genus Dendrolobium (Wight & Arn.) Benth.  
                               Genus Derris Lour.  
                               Genus Desmanthus Willd. – bundleflower 
                               Genus Desmodium Desv. – ticktrefoil, tick trefoil, tickclover 
                               Genus Dialium L.  
                               Genus Dichrostachys (DC.) Wight & Arn.  
                               Genus Dillwynia Sm.  
                               Genus Dioclea Kunth  
                               Genus Diphysa Jacq.  
                               Genus Dipogon Liebm.  
                               Genus Dipteryx Schreb.  
                               Genus Dolichos L.  
                               Genus Dorycnium Mill.  
                               Genus Dussia Krug & Urb. ex Taub.  
                               Genus Ebenopsis Britton & Rose – Texas ebony 
                               Genus Ebenus L.  
                               Genus Entada Adans. – callingcard vine 
                               Genus Enterolobium Mart.  
                               Genus Eriosema (DC.) Desv. – sand pea 
                               Genus Errazurizia Phil. – dunebroom 
                               Genus Erythrina L.  
                               Genus Erythrophleum Afzel. ex R. Br. – sasswood 
                               Genus Erythrostemon Klotzsch  
                               Genus Eysenhardtia Kunth – kidneywood 
                               Genus Faidherbia A. Chev. – acacia 
                               Genus Falcataria (I.C. Nielsen) Barneby & J.W. Grimes – peacocksplume 
                               Genus Flemingia Roxb. ex W.T. Aiton  
                               Genus Galactia P. Browne – milkpea 
                               Genus Galega L. – professor-weed 
                               Genus Genista L. – broom 
                               Genus Genistidium I.M. Johnst. – brushpea 
                               Genus Geoffroea Jacq.  
                               Genus Gleditsia L. – locust, honeylocust 
                               Genus Gliricidia Kunth – quickstick 
                               Genus Glycine Willd. – soybean 
                               Genus Glycyrrhiza L. – licorice 
                               Genus Guibourtia Benn.  
                               Genus Guilandina L.  
                               Genus Gymnocladus Lam. – coffeetree 
                               Genus Haematoxylum L.  
                               Genus Halimodendron Fisch. ex DC. – salttree, Siberian sandthorn 
                               Genus Hardenbergia Benth.  
                               Genus Havardia Small  
                               Genus Hebestigma Urb.  
                               Genus Hedysarum L. – sweetvetch, sweet vetch 
                               Genus Hippocrepis L.  
                               Genus Hoffmannseggia Cav. – rushpea 
                               Genus Hoita Rydb. – leather-root 
                               Genus Hosackia Douglas ex Benth.  
                               Genus Hymenaea L.  
                               Genus Hymenocarpos Savi  
                               Genus Indigofera L. – indigo 
                               Genus Inga Mill.  
                               Genus Inocarpus J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.  
                               Genus Intsia Thouars  
                               Genus Kanaloa Lorence & K.R. Wood – kanaloa 
                               Genus Kennedia Vent.  
                               Genus Kummerowia Schindl.  
                               Genus Lablab Adans.  
                               Genus Laburnum Fabr. – golden chain tree 
                               Genus Lathyrus L. – sweet pea, vetchling, peavine, pea 
                               Genus Lebeckia Thunb.  
                               Genus Lens Mill. – lentil 
                               Genus Lespedeza Michx.  
                               Genus Lessertia DC.  
                               Genus Leucaena Benth. – leadtree 
                               Genus Libidibia Schltdl.  
                               Genus Lonchocarpus Kunth – lancepod 
                               Genus Lotononis (DC.) Eckl. & Zeyh.  
                               Genus Lotus L. – trefoil, deervetch 
                               Genus Lupinus L. – lupine, lupins 
                               Genus Lysiloma Benth. – false tamarind 
                               Genus Maackia Rupr.  
                               Genus Machaerium Pers.  
                               Genus Macroptilium (Benth.) Urb. – bushbean 
                               Genus Macrotyloma (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.  
                               Genus Marina Liebm. – false prairie-clover 
                               Genus Mariosousa Seigler & Ebinger  
                               Genus Medicago L. – alfalfa 
                               Genus Melilotus Mill. – sweetclover, sweet clover 
                               Genus Melolobium Eckl. & Zeyh.  
                               Genus Mezonevron Desf.  
                               Genus Millettia Wight & Arn.  
                               Genus Mimosa L. – sensitive plant, mimosa 
                               Genus Mucuna Adans. – mucuna 
                               Genus Mundulea DC. ex Miq.  
                               Genus Myrospermum Jacq.  
                               Genus Myroxylon L. f.  
                               Genus Neonotonia J.A. Lackey  
                               Genus Neorudolphia Britton  
                               Genus Neptunia Lour. – puff 
                               Genus Nissolia Jacq. – yellowhood 
                               Genus Olneya A. Gray  
                               Genus Onobrychis Mill. – sainfoin 
                               Genus Ononis L. – restharrow 
                               Genus Orbexilum Raf. – leather-root 
                               Genus Ormosia Jacks.  
                               Genus Ornithopus L. – bird's-foot 
                               Genus Otholobium Gagnep.  
                               Genus Oxylobium Andrews  
                               Genus Oxyrhynchus Brandegee  
                               Genus Oxytropis DC. – locoweed, crazyweed 
                               Genus Pachyrhizus Rich. ex DC.  
                               Genus Paraderris (Miq.) R. Geesink  
                               Genus Paraserianthes I.C. Nielsen  
                               Genus Parkia R. Br.  
                               Genus Parkinsonia L. – paloverde 
                               Genus Parochetus Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don  
                               Genus Parryella Torr. & A. Gray ex A. Gray  
                               Genus Pediomelum Rydb. – Indian breadroot, breadroot, scurfpea 
                               Genus Peltophorum (Vogel) Benth.  
                               Genus Pentaclethra Benth.  
                               Genus Periandra Mart. ex Benth.  
                               Genus Pericopsis Thwaites  
                               Genus Peteria A. Gray  
                               Genus Phaseolus L. – bean, wild bean 
                               Genus Philenoptera Hochst. ex A. Rich.  
                               Genus Physostigma Balf.  
                               Genus Pickeringia Nutt. – chaparral pea 
                               Genus Pictetia DC.  
                               Genus Piscidia L.  
                               Genus Pisum L. – pea 
                               Genus Pithecellobium Mart. – blackbead 
                               Genus Platymiscium Vogel – trebol, macawood 
                               Genus Poincianella Britton & Rose  
                               Genus Poitea Vent. – wattapama 
                               Genus Pomaria Cav.  
                               Genus Prosopis L. – mesquite 
                               Genus Pseudarthria Wight & Arn.  
                               Genus Psophocarpus Neck. ex DC.  
                               Genus Psoralea L.  
                               Genus Psoralidium Rydb. – scurfpea, breadroot 
                               Genus Psorothamnus Rydb. – smokebush 
                               Genus Pterocarpus Jacq.  
                               Genus Pueraria DC. – kudzu 
                               Genus Retama Raf. – bridal broom 
                               Genus Rhynchosia Lour. – snoutbean 
                               Genus Robinia L. – locust 
                               Genus Rupertia J. Grimes  
                               Genus Samanea (Benth.) Merr. – raintree 
                               Genus Schizolobium Vogel – Brazilian firetree 
                               Genus Schleinitzia Warb. – strand tangantangan 
                               Genus Scorpiurus L. – scorpion's-tail 
                               Genus Securigera DC.  
                               Genus Senegalia Raf.  
                               Genus Senna Mill.  
                               Genus Serianthes Benth.  
                               Genus Sesbania Scop. – riverhemp 
                               Genus Sophora L. – necklacepod 
                               Genus Spartium L. – broom 
                               Genus Sphaerophysa DC.  
                               Genus Sphenostylis E. Mey.  
                               Genus Sphinctospermum Rose  
                               Genus Stahlia Bello  
                               Genus Strongylodon Vogel  
                               Genus Strophostyles Elliott – fuzzybean, fuzzy bean, wildbean 
                               Genus Stryphnodendron Mart.  
                               Genus Stylosanthes Sw. – pencilflower 
                               Genus Styphnolobium Schott  
                               Genus Swainsona Salisb.  
                               Genus Tachigali Aubl.  
                               Genus Tamarindus L. – tamarind 
                               Genus Tara Molina  
                               Genus Taralea Aubl.  
                               Genus Tephrosia Pers. – hoarypea 
                               Genus Teramnus P. Browne  
                               Genus Thermopsis R. Br. – goldenbanner, goldenpea, golden banner 
                               Genus Ticanto Adans. – gray nicker 
                               Genus Tipuana (Benth.) Benth.  
                               Genus Trifolium L. – clover, trèfles 
                               Genus Trigonella L. – fenugreek 
                               Genus Tripodion Medik.  
                               Genus Tylosema (Schweinf.) Torre & Hillc.  
                               Genus Ulex L. – gorse 
                               Genus Vachellia Wight & Arn.  
                               Genus Vicia L. – vetch 
                               Genus Vigna Savi – cowpea 
                               Genus Virgilia Poir.  
                               Genus Wiborgia Thunb.  
                               Genus Wisteria Nutt. – wisteria 
                               Genus Zapoteca H.M. Hern. – white stickpea 
                               Genus Zornia J.F. Gmel.  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for:    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, 2014, website (version 2014)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, botanical information system at the Missouri Botanical Garden, available at http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/APweb/   
  Reference for: Fabaceae   
       
  Source: Fabaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Fabaceae   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Fabaceae   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Fabaceae   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McNeill, J., F. Barrie, H. Burdet, V. Demoulin, D. Hawksworth, K. Marhold, D. Nicolson, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Vienna Code)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Regnum Vegetabile, vol. 146   
  Page(s): xviii + 568   
  Publisher: Koeltz Scientific Books   
  Publication Place: Königstein, Germany   
  ISBN/ISSN: 3-906166-48-1, 0080-0694  
  Notes: Also available on the web at http://ibot.sav.sk/icbn/main.htm   
  Reference for: Fabaceae   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: Use of Leguminosae or Papilionaceae as a 'alternative' family names for Fabaceae is authorized by the ICBN, Articles 18.5-18.6 (McNeill et al., 2006:37-38), although ITIS opts to use Fabaceae instead  
 

 

   

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