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Trigonella foenum-graecum - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-273.jpg
Trigonella foenum-graecum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Genus: Trigonella

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  • Aporanthus Bromf.
  • Botryolotus Jaub. & Spach
  • Buceras Hallier ex All.
  • Fenugraecum Adans.
  • Foenugraecum Ludw.
  • Foenum-graecum Ség.
  • Folliculigera Pasq.
  • Grammocarpus Schur
  • Kentia Adans.
  • Melilotoides Heist. ex Fabr.
  • Melisitus Medik.
  • Melissitus Medik.
  • Pocockia Ser.
  • Radiata Medik.
  • Teliosma Alef.
  • Telis L. ex Kuntze
  • Trifoliastrum Moench
  • Triphyllum Medik.
  • Xiphostylis Gasp.

Trigonella is a genus from the family Fabaceae. The best known member is the herb fenugreek. Members of the genus occur naturally in the Canary Islands, southern Europe, non‑tropical Africa, western and central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and Australia.[2]


Currently accepted species include:[2]


  1. ^ Sp. Pl.: 776 (1753)
  2. ^ a b c "Trigonella L." Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 8 July 2020.