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Rhynchosia monophylla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Cajaninae
Genus: Rhynchosia

About 200,[1] see text

  • Baukea Vatke
  • Chrysoscias E.Mey. (possible synonym)
  • Copisma E.Mey.
  • Cylista Aiton
  • Dolicholus Medik.
  • Leycephyllum Piper
  • Nomismia Wight & Arn.
  • Orthodanum E.Mey.
  • Pitcheria Nutt. [2]
Rhynchosia hirta - MHNT

Rhynchosia (Snoutbean[3]) is a genus of plants in the Fabaceae family. There are several different complexes within the genus, including the Senna complex.[4] Species include:

Legal status[edit]

United States[edit]


Except for ornamental purposes, growing, selling or possessing Rhynchosia spp. is prohibited by Louisiana State Act 159.


  1. ^ Woods, M. & J. Key. (2009). Genus Rhynchosia (Fabaceae) in Alabama. Phytologia 91:1 3.
  2. ^ Rhynchosia at Germplasm Resources Information Network
  3. ^ Rhynchosia at USDA PLANTS Database
  4. ^ Turner,B.L., http://www.biosci.utexas.edu/prc/pdfs/Turner-Lundellia14.pdf
  5. ^ a b c d Verdcourt, B. (2000). New species of Rhynchosia Lour. (Leguminosae-Phaseoleae-Cajaninae) from the Flora Zambesiaca area. Kew Bulletin 55:1 137-46.