The plant tribe Phaseoleae is one of the subdivisions of the legume subfamily Faboideae. This group includes many of the beans cultivated for human and animal food, most importantly from the genera Phaseolus and Vigna.

Although the tribe as defined in the late 20th century does not appear to be monophyletic, there does seem to be a monophyletic group which roughly corresponds to the tribe Phaseoleae (with some changes). Phaseoleae is related to the tribes Millettieae, Abreae and Psoraleeae, plus parts of Desmodieae.[1]

The following subtribes and genera are recognized by the USDA:[2]

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  1. ^ Possibly synonymous with Rhynchosia
  2. ^ Possibly synonymous with Dioclea
  3. ^ Possibly synonymous with Galactia
  4. ^ Possibly synonymous with Butea


  1. ^ Wojciechowski MF, Lavin M, Sanderson MJ. (2004). "A phylogeny of legumes (Leguminosae) based on analysis of the plastid matK gene resolves many well-supported subclades within the family". Am J Bot 91 (11): 1846–1862. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.11.1846. PMID 21652332. 
  2. ^ "Phaseoleae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. January 17, 2003. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ Delgado-Salinas A, Thulin M, Pasquet R, Weeden N, Lavin M. (2011). "Vigna (Leguminosae) sensu lato: the names and identities of the American segregate genera". Am J Bot 98 (10): 1694–715. doi:10.3732/ajb.1100069. PMID 21980163. 
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