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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Dipterygeae[1]
Genus: Taralea

Taralea is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the sub family Faboideae.

Taralea can be distinguished from other members of the Dipterygeae by:

a black and rugose petiolule; an elliptical, hairy ovary; a legume with elastic dehiscence; a circular, oval, compressed seed with a basal hilum; and an embryo that displays a cleft below the radical–hypocotyl axis and an inconspicuous plumule.[4]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Taralea". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  3. ^ USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Taralea". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Gonçalves Leite V, Freitas Mansano V, Pádua Teixeira S. (2014). "Floral ontogeny in Dipterygeae (Fabaceae) reveals new insights into one of the earliest branching tribes in papilionoid legumes". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 174 (4): 529–550. doi:10.1111/boj.12158.