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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Baphieae[1]
Genus: Leucomphalos
Benth. ex Planch.

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Leucomphalos is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, found in west Africa.[2] It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. Leucomphalos was traditionally assigned to the tribe Sophoreae;[3] however, recent molecular phylogenetic analyses reassigned Leucomphalos to the Baphieae tribe.[1][4][5][6]


Leucomphalos comprises the following species:[7][8][9]

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status[edit]

The status of the following species is unresolved:[9]

  • Leucomphalos discolor (J.B.Hall) Breteler
  • Leucomphalos libericus Breteler


  1. ^ a b Cardoso D, São-Mateus WMB, da Cruz DT, Zartman CE, Komura DL, Kite G, Prenner G, Wieringa JJ, Clark A, Lewis G, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP. (2015). "Filling in the gaps of the papilionoid legume phylogeny: The enigmatic Amazonian genus Petaladenium is a new branch of the early-diverging Amburaneae clade". Mol Phylogenet Evol. 84: 112–124. PMID 25575702. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.12.015. 
  2. ^ "Leucomphalos". Legumes of the World. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ Polhill RM. (1981). "Sophoreae". In Polhill RM, Raven PH. Advances in Legume Systematics, Part 1. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. pp. 213–230. ISBN 9780855212247. 
  4. ^ Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk B-E, 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. 
  5. ^ Pennington RT, Lavin M, Ireland H, Klitgaard B, Preston J, Hu J-M. (2001). "Phylogenetic relationships of basal papilionoid legumes based upon sequences of the chloroplast trnL intron". Syst Bot. 55 (5): 818–836. doi:10.1043/0363-6445-26.3.537. 
  6. ^ Cardoso D, de Queiroz LP, Pennington RT, de Lima HC, Fonty É, Wojciechowski MF, Lavin M. (2012). "Revisiting the phylogeny of papilionoid legumes: New insights from comprehensively sampled early-branching lineages". Am J Bot. 99 (12): 1991–2013. PMID 23221500. doi:10.3732/ajb.1200380. 
  7. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Leucomphalos". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  8. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Leucomphalos". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "The Plant List entry for Leucomphalos". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2016.