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Ver. 18.4
Feb. 11th, 2024

257.0000 Family Fabaceae Lindl.; Edwards´ Bot. Reg. 22: ad t. 1845 (1836), nom. cons., nom. alt.
728 genera, ca. 22.300 spp. Phylogeny and new subfamily system: Azani et al. (LPWG) (2017)
Species listed in database: 22250; hybrids: 146
= Acaciaceae E.Mey.; Comm. Pl. Afr. Austr. 1: 164 (1836)
= Aspalathaceae Martinov; Tekhno-Bot. Slovar: 51 (1820)
= Astragalaceae Bercht. & J.Presl; Prir. Rostlin: 229 (1820)
= Bauhiniaceae Martinov; Tekhno-Bot. Slovar: 67 (1820)
= Caesalpiniaceae R.Br.; M. Flinders, Voy. Terra Austral. 2: 551 (1814), nom. cons.
= Cassiaceae Vest; Anleit. Stud. Bot.: 270, 291 (1818)
= Ciceraceae Steele; Handb. Field Bot.: xx, 63 (1847)
= Coronillaceae Martinov; Tekhno-Bot. Slovar: 162 (1820)
= Cytisaceae Bercht. & J.Presl; Prir. Rostlin: 229 (1820)
= Dalbergiaceae Mart.; Consp. Regn. Veg.: 34 (1835)
= Daleaceae Bercht. & J.Presl; Prir. Rostlin: 230 (1820)
= Detariaceae (DC.) J.Hess; Uebers. Phan. Nat. Pfl.-Fam.: 46 (1832)
= Galedupaceae Martinov; Tekhno-Bot. Slovar: 277 (1820)
= Geoffroeaceae Mart.; Consp. Regn. Veg.: 34 (1835)
= Hedysaraceae Bercht. & J.Presl; Prir. Rostlin: 230 (1820)
= Inocarpaceae Zoll.; Syst. Verz. 2: 117 (1854-1855)
= Lathyraceae Burnett; Outlines Bot.: 660, 1092, 1138 (1835)
= Leguminosae Juss.; Gen. Pl.: 345 (1789), nom. cons.
= Lotaceae Oken; Lehrb. Naturgesch. 2(2.2): xv, 727 (1826)
= Mimosaceae R.Br.; M. Flinders, Voy. Terra Austral. 2: 551 (1814), nom. cons.
= Papilionaceae Giseke; Prael. Ord. Nat. Pl.: 415 (1792), nom. cons., nom. alt.
= Phaseolaceae Mart.; Consp. Regn. Veg.: 34 (1835)
= Robiniaceae Vest; Anleit. Stud. Bot.: 270, 291 (1818)
= Sophoraceae Bercht. & J.Presl; Prir. Rostlin: 229 (1820)
= Swartziaceae Bartl.; Ord. Nat. Pl.: 231, 413 (1830)
= Tamarindaceae Martinov; Tekhno-Bot. Slovar: 622 (1820)
= Trifoliaceae Bercht. & J.Presl; Prir. Rostlin: 230 (1820)
= Viciaceae Oken; Lehrb. Naturgesch. 2(2.2): xv (1826)
257.9303 Genus Medicago L.; Sp. Pl.: 778 (1753)
Distribution: Europe (mostly Mediterranean), tropical (3) and S-(1) Africa, W- and C-Asia eastward to China and Russian Far East, south to India and Australasia. The distribution of species between Trigonella and Medicago is sometimes controversial.
Species listed in database: 85; hybrids: 6
= Cochleata Medik.; Vorles. Churpfälz. Phys.-Ökon. Ges. 2: 385 (1787)
= Diploprion Viv.; Fl. Lib. Spec. 48, t. 19 (1824)
= Factorovskya Eig; Zionist Org. Inst. Agric. & Nat. Hist., Bull. 6, 11 (1927) (1 sp. E-Medit. east to Iran)
= Lupulina Noulet; Fl. Bassin Sous-pyren. 156 (1837)
= Medica Mill.; Gard. Dict. Abridg. Ed. 4 (1754)
= Medicula Medik.; Vorles. Churpf. Phys. Ges. 2: 386 (1787)
= Pseudomelissitus Ovcz., Rassulova & Kinzik.; Fl. Tadzhikistana 5: 629, 328 (1978)
= Radiata Medik.; Phil. Bot. 1: 208 (1789)
= Rhodusia Vassilcz.; Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 9: 204 (1972)
= Spirocarpus Opiz; Seznam, 93 (1852)
= Trifillium Medik.; Vorles. Churph. Phys. Ges. 2: 383 (1787)

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