This subfamily is widely distributed and members are adapted to a wide variety of environments. Faboideae may be trees, shrubs or herbaceous plants. Members include the pea, the sweet pea and the laburnum. The flowers are classically pea-shaped, and root nodulation is very common.
The type genus, Faba, is a synonym of Vicia, and is listed here as Vicia.
Scorpion Senna (Coronilla emerus) from Dictionaire des plantes suisses 1853
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- Winged bean, Psophocarpus tetragonolobus
- Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum
- Angsana, or Burmese rosewood, Pterocarpus indicus
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