Name source
Australian Plant Census
Rank
family
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:397778

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Description

Trees, shrubs, sometimes climbers or lianes, or rarely herbs, unarmed or often armed in tribe Caesalpinieae. Leaves mostly alternate, usually pinnate, sometimes bipinnate, rarely unifoliolate or simple or reduced to a phyllode-like rachis; stipules paired, usually small, often caducous, or absent. Inflorescence axillary, terminal or sometimes cauliflorous, commonly paniculate, or reduced to simple racemes or spikes, rarely capitate or flowers solitary; racemes sometimes (by reduction of the main axis) represented by umbelliform fascicles. Flowers small to medium or large, regular or usually ��irregular to strongly irregular, mostly bisexual and 5-merous. Hypanthium absent to elongate and pedicel-like. Sepals usually imbricate, rarely valvate, rarely open from an early stage of bud, free or sometimes ��connate (in archaic genera such as Gleditsia the perianth is not clearly differentiated into two dissimilar series). Petals imbricate in bud, usually with the dorsal one within and overlapped by the adjacent lateral ones, free or sometimes united below, usually 5, sometimes reduced to only 1 or altogether absent. Stamens usually 10 or fewer, rarely numerous, free or ��united below, often of 2 unequal sets or some staminodal; filaments longer or shorter than the anthers; anthers usually dehiscing longitudinally but sometimes with apical or basal pores; pollen grains usually simple. Ovary unicarpellate, free or when stipitate the stipe sometimes ��adnate to the calyx tube; ovules anatropous. Fruit usually elongate, several- to many-seeded and dehiscent but various and sometimes indehiscent, drupaceous or samaroid. Seeds generally without areoles, with an apical or subapical hilum; embryo with a generally straight radicle.

Trees, shrubs, climbers or herbs. Leaves alternate, simple or compound and then often trifoliolate or pinnate. Flowers with 5 petals, characteristically 'papilionaceous', i.e. zygomporphic with one large 'standard' petal, two smaller 'wings' and two petals joined to form a 'keel', sometimes with some of these members variously reduced or enlarged. Stamens 10, all free or united into an open or closed tube around the style. Fruit a 2-valved pod, occasionally indehiscent or breaking transversely into 1-seeded sections.

Mostly trees and shrubs, sometimes lianes (Entada ) or herbs (Desmanthus , some Mimosa spp. and Neptunia ), unarmed or with stipular spines or prickles. Leaves alternate, bipinnate or reduced to phyllodes, commonly with extrafloral nectaries on either or both main and secondary axes; stipules rarely absent, but often caducous (persistent and conspicuous in some Neptunia spp.); leaflets (when present) generally opposite, rarely alternate (Adenanthera , Pararchidendron ). Inflorescence globular to oblong clusters, solitary or aggregated in axillary, terminal or cauliflorous/ramiflorous, simple racemes to complex, compound panicles. Flowers sessile or pedicellate, mostly 4- or 5-merous, regular, bisexual, unisexual or some neuter (Dichrostachys , Neptunia ), green, white, cream, yellow, red or purple. Stamens few to numerous; filaments free or united at base or forming a tube, this sometimes adnate with corolla base; anthers dorsifixed or basifixed, sometimes with apical, stalked, caducous gland. Pistil solitary or several, free. Pod dehiscent by one or both margins or indehiscent, sometimes fragmenting in 1-seeded sections (Cathormion , Mimosa ). Seeds oriented transversely, obliquely or longitudinally; pleurogram generally present but sometimes lacking (Archidendron , Archidendropsis and Entada in Australia). source: ABRS Flora of Australia Online

Fabaceae range in habit from giant trees (like Koompassia excelsa ) to small annual herbs , with the majority being herbaceous perennials. Plants have indeterminate inflorescences, which are sometimes reduced to a single flower. The flowers have a short hypanthium and a single carpel with a short gynophore , and after fertilization produce fruits that are legumes.... source: Wikipedia

Online resources

ABRS Flora of Australia Online
Description, Distribution, Habitat
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Encyclopedia of Life
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FloraBase - the Western Australian Flora
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Wikipedia
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Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Fabaceae

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Leguminosae Juss. nom. cons. Juss.
Published in: Jussieu, A.L. de 1789, Genera Plantarum
Papilionaceae Giseke nom. cons. Giseke
Published in: Giseke, P.D. 1792, Praelectiones in Ordines Naturales Plantarum
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br. nom. cons. R.Br.
Published in: Brown, R. 1814, General remarks, geographical and systematical, on the Botany of Terra Australis. A Voyage to Terra Australis 2, Appendix III 533-613
Mimosaceae R.Br. nom. cons. R.Br.
Published in: Brown, R. 1814, General remarks, geographical and systematical, on the Botany of Terra Australis. A Voyage to Terra Australis 2, Appendix III 533-613
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Mabberley, D.J. 2008, Mabberley's Plant-Book Edn. 3.
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Cronquist, A.J. 1981, An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Burbidge, N.T. & Gray, M. 1970, Flora of the Australian Capital Territory
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Jeanes, J.A. 1996, Caesalpiniaceae. Flora of Victoria 3 658-663
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Wheeler, J.R. 1992, Caesalpiniaceae. Flora of the Kimberley Region 343-360
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Cunningham, G.M., Mulham, W.E., Milthorpe, P.L. & Leigh, J.H. 1981, Plants of Western New South Wales
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Wheeler, J.R. 1987, Caesalpiniaceae. Flora of the Perth Region 1 234-236
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. 1962, Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Pedley, L. 1984, Caesalpiniaceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 1 331, 387-397
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Dunlop, C.R., Leach, G.J. & Cowie, I.D. 1995, Flora of the Darwin Region 2 1-254
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Cowie, I.D., Short, P.S. & Osterkamp Madsen, M. 2000, Floodplain Flora. A flora of the coastal floodplains of the Northern Territory, Australia
Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.
Published in: Wheeler, J.R., Marchant, N.G. & Lewington, M. 2002, Dicotyledons. Flora of the South West 2 471-972
Leguminosae Juss.
Published in: Mabberley, D.J. 2008, Mabberley's Plant-Book Edn. 3.
Leguminosae Juss.
Published in: Black, J.M. 1924, Casuarinaceae - Euphorbiaceae. Flora of South Australia 2 155-358
Leguminosae Juss.
Published in: Curtis, W.M. 1956, The Student's Flora of Tasmania 1
Leguminosae Juss.
Published in: Curtis, W.M. & Morris, D.I. 1975, Angiospermae: Ranunculaceae to Myrtaceae. The Student's Flora of Tasmania Edn. 2. 1
Leguminosae Juss.
Published in: Ewart, A.J. 1925, Handbook of Forest Trees for Victorian Foresters
Leguminosae Juss.
Published in: Brown, R. 1814, General remarks, geographical and systematical, on the Botany of Terra Australis. A Voyage to Terra Australis 2, Appendix III 533-613
Mimosaceae R.Br.
Published in: Cronquist, A.J. 1981, An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants
Mimosaceae R.Br.
Published in: Burbidge, N.T. & Gray, M. 1970, Flora of the Australian Capital Territory
Mimosaceae R.Br.
Published in: Entwisle, T.J., Maslin, B.R., Cowan, R.S. & Court, A.B. 1996, Mimosaceae. Flora of Victoria 3 585-656
Mimosaceae R.Br.
Published in: Wheeler, J.R. 1992, Mimosaceae. Flora of the Kimberley Region 283-343
Mimosaceae R.Br.
Published in: Cunningham, G.M., Mulham, W.E., Milthorpe, P.L. & Leigh, J.H. 1981, Plants of Western New South Wales
Mimosaceae R.Br.
Published in: Wheeler, J.R. 1987, Mimosaceae. Flora of the Perth Region 1 211-234
Mimosaceae R.Br.
Published in: Stanley, T.D. 1984, Fabaceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 1 239-331
Mimosaceae R.Br.
Published in: Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. 1962, Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains
Mimosaceae R.Br.
Published in: Dunlop, C.R., Leach, G.J. & Cowie, I.D. 1995, Flora of the Darwin Region 2 1-254
Mimosaceae R.Br.
Published in: Cowie, I.D., Short, P.S. & Osterkamp Madsen, M. 2000, Floodplain Flora. A flora of the coastal floodplains of the Northern Territory, Australia
Mimosaceae R.Br.
Published in: Wheeler, J.R., Marchant, N.G. & Lewington, M. 2002, Dicotyledons. Flora of the South West 2 471-972
Papilionaceae Giseke
Published in: Cronquist, A.J. 1981, An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants
Papilionaceae Giseke
Published in: Wheeler, J.R. 1992, Papilionaceae (Fabaceae). Flora of the Kimberley Region 361-460
Papilionaceae Giseke
Published in: Sands, V. 1975, The cytoevolution of the Australian Papilionaceae. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 100(2) 118-155
Papilionaceae Giseke
Published in: Wheeler, J.R. 1987, Papilionaceae. Flora of the Perth Region 1 236-309
Papilionaceae Giseke
Published in: Thompson, J. 1961, Papilionaceae. Flora of New South Wales 101(1) 1-91
Papilionaceae Giseke
Published in: Costin, A.B., Gray, M., Totterdell, C.J. & Wimbush, D.J. 1979, Kosciusko Alpine Flora Edn. 1.
Papilionaceae Giseke
Published in: Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. 1962, Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains
Papilionaceae Giseke
Published in: Wheeler, J.R., Marchant, N.G. & Lewington, M. 2002, Dicotyledons. Flora of the South West 2 471-972

Common Names

Common name Source
Bean
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Working classification

kingdom
Plantae
phylum
Charophyta
class
Equisetopsida
subclass
Magnoliidae
order
Fabales
family
Fabaceae  Recorded in Australia
genus
Abrus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Acacia : Wattle  Recorded in Australia
genus
Acaciella  Recorded in Australia
genus
Aciphyllum  Recorded in Australia
genus
Adenanthera  Recorded in Australia
genus
Adenocarpus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Aenictophyton  Recorded in Australia
genus
Aeschynomene : Jointvetch  Recorded in Australia
genus
Albizia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Alhagi  Recorded in Australia
genus
Almaleea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Alysicarpus : Moneywort  Recorded in Australia
genus
Anagyris  Recorded in Australia
genus
Anthyllis  Recorded in Australia
genus
Aotus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Aphyllodium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Arachis  Recorded in Australia
genus
Archidendron  Recorded in Australia
genus
Archidendropsis  Recorded in Australia
genus
Astragalus : Locoweed  Recorded in Australia
genus
Austrodolichos  Recorded in Australia
genus
Austrosteenisia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Barklya  Recorded in Australia
genus
Bauhinia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Biserrula  Recorded in Australia
genus
Bituminaria  Recorded in Australia
genus
Bossiaea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Butea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Caesalpinia : Poinciana  Recorded in Australia
genus
Cajanus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Calicotome  Recorded in Australia
genus
Callerya  Recorded in Australia
genus
Calliandra : False Mesquite  Recorded in Australia
genus
Callistachys  Recorded in Australia
genus
Calopogonium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Canavalia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Carmichaelia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Cassia : Senna  Recorded in Australia
genus
Castanospermum  Recorded in Australia
genus
Cathormion  Recorded in Australia
genus
Centrosema : Butterfly Pea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Ceratonia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Cercis  Recorded in Australia
genus
Chamaecrista : Sensitive Pea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Chamaecytisus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Chorizema : Chorizema  Recorded in Australia
genus
Christia : Island Pea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Cicer  Recorded in Australia
genus
Clitoria : Pigeonwings  Recorded in Australia
genus
Colutea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Coronilla  Recorded in Australia
genus
Cristonia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Crotalaria : Rattlepod.  Recorded in Australia
genus
Crudia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Cullen : Scurfpea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Cyclocarpa  Recorded in Australia
genus
Cynometra  Recorded in Australia
genus
Cyrtolobium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Cytisus : Brooms  Recorded in Australia
genus
Dalbergia : Indian Rosewood  Recorded in Australia
genus
Daviesia : Bitter peas  Recorded in Australia
genus
Delonix  Recorded in Australia
genus
Dendrolobium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Derris  Recorded in Australia
genus
Desmanthus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Desmodium : Ticktrefoil  Recorded in Australia
genus
Dichrostachys  Recorded in Australia
genus
Dillwynia : Egg and bacon peas  Recorded in Australia
genus
Dioclea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Dipogon  Recorded in Australia
genus
Donia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Doodia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Dorycnium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Dunbaria  Recorded in Australia
genus
Duvalia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Entada : Matchbox Bean  Recorded in Australia
genus
Erichsenia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Eriosema  Recorded in Australia
genus
Erythrina : Coral Tree  Recorded in Australia
genus
Erythrophleum  Recorded in Australia
genus
Euchilopsis  Recorded in Australia
genus
Eutaxia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Flemingia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Galactia : Milkpea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Gastrolobium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Genista : Brooms  Recorded in Australia
genus
Gleditsia : Honeylocust  Recorded in Australia
genus
Gliricidia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Glycine : Twining Glycine  Recorded in Australia
genus
Glycyrrhiza : Licorice  Recorded in Australia
genus
Gompholobium : Wedge peas  Recorded in Australia
genus
Goodia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Haematoxylum  Recorded in Australia
genus
Hanslia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Hardenbergia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Hedysarum : Sweetvetch  Recorded in Australia
genus
Hovea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Indigastrum  Recorded in Australia
genus
Indigofera : Indigo  Recorded in Australia
genus
Inocarpus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Intsia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Isotropis  Recorded in Australia
genus
Jacksonia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Kennedia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Kummerowia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Labichea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Lablab  Recorded in Australia
genus
Laburnum  Recorded in Australia
genus
Lamprolobium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Lathyrus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Latrobea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Leptosema  Recorded in Australia
genus
Lespedeza : Perennial Lespedeza  Recorded in Australia
genus
Lessertia : Cape Bladder Senna  Recorded in Australia
genus
Leucaena  Recorded in Australia
genus
Lotononis  Recorded in Australia
genus
Lotus : Bird's-foot-trefoil  Recorded in Australia
genus
Lupinus : Lupins  Recorded in Australia
genus
Macroptilium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Macrotyloma  Recorded in Australia
genus
Maniltoa  Recorded in Australia
genus
Medicago : Medics  Recorded in Australia
genus
Melilotus : Melilot  Recorded in Australia
genus
Millettia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Mimosa : Sensitive Plant  Recorded in Australia
genus
Mirbelia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Mucuna  Recorded in Australia
genus
Muelleranthus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Neonotonia : Neonotonia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Neptunia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Nomismia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Onobrychis  Recorded in Australia
genus
Ononis  Recorded in Australia
genus
Ormocarpum  Recorded in Australia
genus
Ormosia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Ornithopus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Oxylobium : Shaggy peas  Recorded in Australia
genus
Pachyrhizus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Paragoodia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Pararchidendron  Recorded in Australia
genus
Paraserianthes  Recorded in Australia
genus
Parkinsonia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Peltophorum  Recorded in Australia
genus
Petalostylis  Recorded in Australia
genus
Phaseolus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Phylacium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Phyllodium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Phyllota  Recorded in Australia
genus
Pisum  Recorded in Australia
genus
Plagiocarpus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Platylobium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Podalyria  Recorded in Australia
genus
Podolobium : Shaggy Peas  Recorded in Australia
genus
Prosopis : Mesquite  Recorded in Australia
genus
Psophocarpus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Psoralea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Pterocarpus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Ptychosema  Recorded in Australia
genus
Pueraria : Kudzu  Recorded in Australia
genus
Pultenaea : Egg and bacon peas  Recorded in Australia
genus
Pycnospora  Recorded in Australia
genus
Retama : Bridal Broom  Recorded in Australia
genus
Rhynchosia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Robinia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Rothia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Samanea  Recorded in Australia
genus
Schotia : Boerboom  Recorded in Australia
genus
Scorpiurus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Securigera  Recorded in Australia
genus
Senegalia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Senna  Recorded in Australia
genus
Sesbania : Riverhemp  Recorded in Australia
genus
Sindora  Recorded in Australia
genus
Smithia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Sophora : Necklacepod  Recorded in Australia
genus
Spartium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Sphaerolobium  Recorded in Australia
genus
Stonesiella  Recorded in Australia
genus
Storckiella  Recorded in Australia
genus
Streblorrhiza  Recorded in Australia
genus
Strongylodon  Recorded in Australia
genus
Stylosanthes : Pencilflower  Recorded in Australia
genus
Swainsona  Recorded in Australia
genus
Tadehagi  Recorded in Australia
genus
Tamarindus : Tamarind  Recorded in Australia
genus
Taverniera  Recorded in Australia
genus
Templetonia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Tephrosia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Teramnus  Recorded in Australia
genus
Thinicola  Recorded in Australia
genus
Tipuana  Recorded in Australia
genus
Trifolium : Clover  Recorded in Australia
genus
Trigonella : Bivalve Mollusc  Recorded in Australia
genus
Ulex : Gorse  Recorded in Australia
genus
Uraria  Recorded in Australia
genus
Urodon  Recorded in Australia
genus
Vachellia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Vandasina  Recorded in Australia
genus
Vicia : Tare  Recorded in Australia
genus
Vigna  Recorded in Australia
genus
Viminaria  Recorded in Australia
genus
Virgilia  Recorded in Australia
genus
Wisteria  Recorded in Australia
genus
Zornia  Recorded in Australia

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