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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Sophoreae[1]
Genus: Euchresta
Type species
Euchresta horsfieldii
(Lesch.) Benn.

4; see text.

Euchresta is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae.[2] It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae and is the only genus in the tribe Euchresteae.[citation needed]


Euchresta comprises the following species:[3][4][5]


The following hybrids have been described:[5]

  • ×Euchresta strigillosa C.Y.Wu


  1. ^ Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, Wojciechowski 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.
  2. ^ Oscar Nelson Allen (1981). "Euchresta Benn.". The Leguminosae, a Source Book of Characteristics, Uses, and Nodulation. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 280. ISBN 9780299084004.
  3. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Euchresta". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ USDA,; ARS,; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Euchresta". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b "The Plant List entry for Euchresta". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2014.