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Galega officinalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Galegeae
(Bronn) Torr. & Gray
Type genus
Galega L.


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]


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 Astragalinae[edit]

Carmichaelinae Clade[5]

Coluteinae Clade[5]

Subtribe Galeginae[edit]


  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 90-6191-064-1. 
  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. Advances in Legume Systematics, Part 9. Kew, UK: Royal Botanic Gardens. pp. 277–298. ISBN 184246017X. 
  3. ^ "GRIN Taxonomy for Plants; tribe Galegeae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Retrieved 2007-09-09. 
  4. ^ Rydberg PA (1923). "Genera of North American Fabaceae. I. Tribe Galegeae". American Journal of Botany. 10 (9): 485–498. JSTOR 2446388. doi:10.2307/2446388. 
  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. JSTOR 2656781. PMID 10487821. doi:10.2307/2656781. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  6. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]

  • Data related to Galegeae at Wikispecies
  • Media related to Galegeae at Wikimedia Commons