Mimosoideae

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As noted below, in some classifications (e.g. the Cronquist system), "Mimosoideae" refers to what here is considered the tribe Mimoseae.
Mimosoideae
CalliandraEmarginata.JPG
Calliandra emarginata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
de Candolle
Tribes[1]
Mimosoideae distribution.svg
Distribution of the Mimosoideae.
Synonyms
  • Acaciaceae E. Meyer
  • Mimosaceae R. Brown

Mimosoideae are a subfamily of the flowering plant family Fabaceae (Leguminosae)[2] characterized by flowers with small petals and numerous prominent stamens. This subfamily is subdivided into four tribes: Acacieae, Ingeae, Mimoseae, and Mimozygantheae.[1]

Some classification systems, for example the Cronquist system, treat Fabaceae in a narrow sense, raising Mimisoideae to the rank of family as Mimosaceae. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group treats Fabaceae in the broad sense.

Acacieae[edit]

Ingeae[edit]

Mimoseae[edit]

The lead tree, Leucaena leucocephala, is used for fiber and livestock fodder.

Mimozygantheae[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mimosoideae". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  2. ^ "Fabaceae Lindl., nom. cons. subfam. Mimosoideae". Germplasm Resource Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  3. ^ Daniel J. Murphy, Gillian K. Brown, Joseph T. Miller & Pauline Y. Ladiges (2010) Molecular phylogeny of Acacia Mill. (Mimosoideae: Leguminosae): Evidence for major clades and informal classification. Taxon 59(1): 7–19.
  4. ^ "Acacieae". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Chloroleucon (Benth.) Britton & Rose". Germplasm Resource Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-12-14. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  6. ^ "Samanea (DC.) Merr.". Germplasm Resource Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2005-02-10. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  7. ^ "Genera of Fabaceae tribe Ingeae". Germplasm Resource Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  8. ^ "Genera of Fabaceae tribe Mimoseae". Germplasm Resource Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  9. ^ "Mimozygantheae". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2009-07-13.