Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Fabales

Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae - Legume family

Leguminosae subfam. Papilionoideae


Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007) Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3)

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Mackinder, B. et al. (2001) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(5)

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7)

Schrire, B.D. (2012) Papilionoideae-Indigofereae Flora Zambesiaca 3(4) 1-245

Verdcourt, B. (2000) Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs, climbers or, most often, herbs. Leaves alternate, most often pinnate or pinnately 3-foliolate, less often digitately 3-foliolate, occasionally 1-foliolate, simple or digitate; pulvinus always present at the base of each leaflet, and usually present at base of petiole. Inflorescences of racemes or panicles, less often umbellate, capitate or spicate. Flowers zygomorphic, papilionaceous, with a large, often erect, adaxial petal (standard), two lateral petals (wings) parallel with each other, and two lower petals, which are often connate by their lower margins to form a keel. Sepals united at base. Petals imbricate in bud. Stamens usually 10, rarely fewer, either all fused (monadelphous) or 1 free and 9 fused (diadelphous) or rarely all free. Pods various. Seeds without areoles.

Worldwide: 313 genera and 8,100 species, cosmopolitan.

Caprivi: 63 cultivated genera and 343 cultivated taxa.

Crotalaria rogersii

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

Abrus Adans.Description, Image
Adenocarpus DC.Description, Image
Aeschynomene L.Description, Image
Alysicarpus Desv.Description, Image
Amphicarpaea Elliot ex Nutt.Description
Angylocalyx Taub.
Antopetitia A. Rich.Description, Image
Argyrolobium Eckl. & Zeyh.Description, Image
Astragalus L.Description
Baphia Afzel. ex G. Lodd.Description
Baphiopsis Benth. ex Baker
Calopogonium Desv.Description, Image
Canavalia DC.Description, Image
Clitoria L.Description, Image
Craibia Harms & DunnDescription
Crotalaria L.Description, Image
Cyclocarpa Afzel. ex BakerDescription
Dalbergia L.f.Description, Image
Desmodium Desv.Description, Image
Dolichos L.Description, Image
Droogmansia De Wild.Description
Dumasia DC.Description
Eriosema (DC.) Rchb.Description, Image
Erythrina L.Description, Image
Flemingia Roxb. ex W.T. AitonDescription, Image
Grona Lour.Image
Humularia P.A. Duvign.Description
Hylodesmum H. Ohashi & R.R. MillImage
Indigofera L.Description, Image
Kotschya Endl.Description, Image
Leptoderris DunnDescription
Lotus L.Description
Lupinus L.Description
Macrotyloma (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.Description
Microcharis Benth.Description
Millettia Wight & Arn.Description
Mucuna Adans.Description
Neonotonia J.A. LackeyDescription
Neorautanenia SchinzDescription, Image
Neustanthus Benth.
Ophrestia H.M.L. ForbesDescription
Pericopsis ThwaitesDescription, Image
Philenoptera Fenzl ex A. Rich.Description
Physostigma Balf.Description
Pleurolobus J.St.-Hil.Image
Polhillides H.Ohashi & K.OhashiImage
Pseudarthria Wight & Arn.Description
Pseudoeriosema HaumanDescription
Psophocarpus Necker ex DC.Description, Image
Pterocarpus Jacq.Description, Image
Rhynchosia Lour.Description, Image
Sesbania Scop.Description
Smithia AitonDescription
Sphenostylis E. Mey.Description, Image
Stylosanthes Sw.Description, Image
Tephrosia Pers.Description, Image
Teramnus P. BrowneDescription
Trifolium L.Description
Uraria Desv.Description, Image
Vicia L.Description, Image
Vigna SaviDescription, Image
Wajira Thulin
Zornia J.F. Gmel.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Flora of Botswana: cultivated Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Flora of Caprivi: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Flora of Malawi: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Flora of Mozambique: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Flora of Zambia: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
JSTOR Plant Science: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Wikipedia: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Plants of the World Online: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae
Tropicos: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: Family page: Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/family.php?family_id=165, retrieved 19 May 2024

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