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Aeschynomene fluitans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Dalbergieae[1][2]
Genus: Aeschynomene

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  • Bakerophyton (J. Leonard) Hutch. 1964
  • Balisaea Taub. 1896
  • Climacorachis Hemsl. & Rose 1903
  • Ctenodon Baillon 1870
  • Gajati Adanson 1763
  • Herminiera Guillemin & Perrottet 1832
  • Macromiscus Turcz. 1846
  • Mantodda Adanson 1763
  • Rochea Scopoli 1777
  • Rueppelia A. Richard 1847
  • Secula Small 1913

Aeschynomene is a genus of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, and was recently assigned to the informal monophyletic Dalbergia clade of the Dalbergieae.[1][2] They are known commonly as jointvetches. These legumes are most common in warm regions and many species are aquatic. The genus as currently circumscribed is paraphyletic and it has been suggested that the subgenus Ochopodium be elevated to a new genus within the Dalbergieae, though other changes will also be required to render the genus monophyletic.[2][3][1][4]


Aeschynomene comprises the following species:[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c Lavin M, Pennington RT, Klitgaard BB, Sprent JI, de Lima HC, Gasson PE (2001). "The dalbergioid legumes (Fabaceae): delimitation of a pantropical monophyletic clade". Am J Bot. 88 (3): 503–33. PMID 11250829. doi:10.2307/2657116. 
  2. ^ a b c Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, Wojciechowskie MF, Lavin M (2013). "Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes". S Afr J Bot. 89: 58–75. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001. 
  3. ^ Chaintreuil C, Arrighi JF, Giraud E, Miché L, Moulin L, Dreyfus B, Munive-Hernández JA, Villegas-Hernandez MC, Béna G (2013). "Evolution of symbiosis in the legume genus Aeschynomene". New Phytol. 200 (4): 1247–59. PMID 23879229. doi:10.1111/nph.12424. 
  4. ^ Ribeiro RA, Lavin M, Lemos-Filho JP, Mendonça-Filho CV, dos Santos FR, Lovato MB (2007). "The genus Machaerium (Leguminosae) is more closely related to Aeschynomene sect. Ochopodium than to Dalbergia: inferences from combined sequence data". Syst Bot. 32 (4): 762–771. doi:10.1600/036364407783390700. 
  5. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Aeschynomene". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  6. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Aeschynomene". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Some sources treat Aeschynomene portoricensis as a synonym of Aeschynomene gracilis.

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