Galegeae is a tribe of the subfamily Faboideae. The tribe is found mostly in the northern hemisphere, but can also be found in Australia, Africa, and South America. [1] Recent molecular phylogenetic work has determined that tribe Galegeae is paraphyletic, and that its members are scattered throughout the IR-lacking clade.[2]


The tribe Galegeae contains roughly twenty genera.[3] Indigofereae and Psoraleeae were once included as subtribes, but have since been elevated as distinct tribes.[4]

Subtribe Astragalinae
Subtribe Galeginae


  1. ^ Possibly synonymous with Swainsona
  2. ^ Possibly synonymous with Lessertia
  3. ^ a b c d Possibly synonymous with Astragalus
  4. ^ Possibly synonymous with Gueldenstaedtia


  1. ^ Dassanayake, M. D. et al. (1980). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon. Taylor & Francis. p. 109. ISBN 90-6191-064-1. 
  2. ^ Wojciechowski MF, Sanderson MJ, Steele KP, Liston A. (2000). "Molecular phylogeny of the “temperate herbaceous tribes” of papilionoid legumes: a supertree approach". In Herendeen PS, Bruneau A.. Advances in Legume Systematics, Part 9. Kew, UK: Royal Botanic Gardens. pp. 277–298. ISBN 184246017X. 
  3. ^ "GRIN Taxonomy for Plants; tribe Galegeae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Retrieved 2007-09-09. 
  4. ^ Rydberg, P. A. (1923). "Genera of North American Fabaceae. I. Tribe Galegeae". American Journal of Botany 10 (9): 485–498. doi:10.2307/2446388. JSTOR 2446388. 
  5. ^ a b Wagstaff, Steven J.; Peter B. Heenan & Michael J. Sanderson (1999). "Classification, origins, and patterns of diversification in New Zealand Carmichaelia (Fabaceae)". American Journal of Botany 86 (9): 1346–1356. doi:10.2307/2656781. JSTOR 2656781. PMID 10487821. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
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