Galegeae is a tribe of the subfamily Faboideae. The tribe is found mostly in the northern hemisphere, but can also be found in Australia, Africa, and South America.[1] Recent molecular phylogenetic work has determined that tribe Galegeae is paraphyletic, and that its members are scattered throughout the IR-lacking clade.[2]

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Galega officinalis
Scientific classification

(Bronn) Torr. & Gray
Type genus
Galega L.
  • Astragaleae
  • Coluteae


The tribe Galegeae contains roughly twenty genera.[3] Indigofereae and Psoraleeae were once included as subtribes, but have since been elevated as distinct tribes.[4]

Subtribe AstragalinaeEdit

Carmichaelinae Clade[5]

Coluteinae Clade[5]

Subtribe GaleginaeEdit


  1. ^ Possibly synonymous with Swainsona
  2. ^ a b c d e Possibly synonymous with Astragalus
  3. ^ Possibly synonymous with Lessertia


  1. ^ Dassanayake MD, Fosberg FR (1980). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon. Taylor & Francis. p. 109. ISBN 978-90-6191-064-0.
  2. ^ Wojciechowski MF, Sanderson MJ, Steele KP, Liston A (2000). "Molecular phylogeny of the "temperate herbaceous tribes" of papilionoid legumes: a supertree approach" (PDF). In Herendeen PS, Bruneau A (eds.). Advances in Legume Systematics, Part 9. Kew, UK: Royal Botanic Gardens. pp. 277–298. ISBN 978-1842460177.
  3. ^ "GRIN Taxonomy for Plants; tribe Galegeae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Archived from the original on 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2007-09-09.
  4. ^ Rydberg PA (1923). "Genera of North American Fabaceae. I. Tribe Galegeae". American Journal of Botany. 10 (9): 485–498. doi:10.2307/2446388. JSTOR 2446388.
  5. ^ a b Wagstaff SJ, Heenan PB, Sanderson MJ (1999). "Classification, origins, and patterns of diversification in New Zealand Carmichaelia (Fabaceae)". American Journal of Botany. 86 (9): 1346–1356. doi:10.2307/2656781. JSTOR 2656781. PMID 10487821. Retrieved 2010-08-05.
  6. ^ Heenan PB (2001). "Relationships of Streblorrhiza (Fabaceae), an extinct monotypic genus from Phillip Island, South Pacific Ocean". New Zealand Journal of Botany. 39 (1): 9–15. doi:10.1080/0028825X.2001.9512714.
  7. ^ Heenan PB, Wood JR, Cole TL. (2018). "A partial cpDNA trnL sequence from the extinct legume Streblorrhiza speciosa confirms its placement in the tribe Coluteae (Fabaceae)". Phytotaxa. 374 (1): 87. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.374.1.8.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  8. ^ Zhang M-L, Podlech D (2006). "Revision of the genus Phyllolobium Fisch. (Leguminosae–Papilionoideae)". Feddes Repertorium. 117 (1–2): 41–64. doi:10.1002/fedr.200511090.

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