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Temporal range: Late Paleocene - recent[1]
Crotalaria retusa
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Distribution of the Faboideae
  • Aspalathaceae Martynov
  • Astragalaceae Berchtold & J. Presl
  • Ciceraceae W. Steele
  • Coronillaceae Martynov
  • Cytisaceae Berchtold & J. Presl
  • Dalbergiaceae Martinov
  • Daleaceae Berchtold & J. Presl
  • Galedupaceae Martynov
  • Geoffroeaceae Martius
  • Hedysaraceae Oken
  • Inocarpaceae Berchtold & J. Presl
  • Lathyraceae Burnett
  • Lotaceae Oken
  • Papilionatae Taub.
  • Papilionaceae Giseke
  • Papilionoideae (L.) DC. 1825
  • Phaseolaceae Martius
  • Robiniaceae Vest
  • Sophoraceae Berchtold & J. Presl
  • Tamarindaceae Martinov
  • Trifoliaceae Berchtold & J. Presl
  • Viciaceae Oken

The Faboideae are a subfamily of the flowering plant family Fabaceae or Leguminosae. An acceptable alternative name for the subfamily is Papilionoideae, or Papilionaceae when this group of plants is treated as a family.[4]

This subfamily is widely distributed, and members are adapted to a wide variety of environments. Faboideae may be trees, shrubs, or herbaceous plants. Members include the pea, the sweet pea, the laburnum, and other legumes. The pea-shaped flowers are characteristic of the Faboideae subfamily and root nodulation is very common.


The type genus, Faba, is a synonym of Vicia, and is listed here as Vicia.


Modern molecular phylogenetics recommend a clade-based classification of Faboideae as a superior alternative to the traditional tribal classification of Polhill:[5][22][23][24][25]


Note: Minor branches have been omitted.


  1. ^ Not a true genus. It is a graft-chimera between Laburnum and Cytisus.


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