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29. Tribe FABEAE

野豌豆族 ye wan dou zu

Authors: Bojian Bao, Nicholas J. Turland & Gregory Kenicer

Herbs annual or perennial. Stems erect, trailing, or climbing by means of tendrils. Leaves usually paripinnate, with rachis ter­minating in a tendril, bristle, or mucro, very rarely imparipinnate or reduced to a phyllode; stipules often leaflike, oblique or semi­sagittate; leaflets 1- to many paired, margin entire, rarely dentate; stipels absent. Inflorescence an axillary raceme, or flowers in axil­lary fascicles or solitary. Calyx ± campanulate, equally or unequally 5-toothed. Corolla papilionaceous. Stamens 10; vexillary fila­ment free or ± connate with others into an adaxially split sheath, free part of filaments filiform or distally dilated; anthers versatile, uniform. Ovary with 2 or more ovules; style hairy or glabrous. Legume usually laterally compressed, 2-valved, (1 or)2- to many seeded. Seeds globose, oblate, lenticular, or oblong.

Five genera and ca. 330 species: N temperate zone, extending to tropical E Africa, Pacific islands (Hawaii), and South America; four genera (two introduced) and 60 species (16 endemic, eight introduced) in China.

The fifth genus of the tribe is Vavilovia Fedorov, with one species, V. formosa (Steven) Fedorov, distributed in SW Asia.

The tribe Fabeae was incorrectly named Vicieae in FRPS. It must be called Fabeae because it includes the type of the family Fabaceae, Faba Miller (a synonym of Vicia); see the Vienna Code (Art. 19.4).

1 Staminal tube oblique at apex; filaments filiform   (2)
+ Staminal tube not oblique at apex; filaments filiform or distally dilated   (3)
2 (1) Style terete; seeds 2-8.   164 Vicia
+ Style dorsally compressed; seeds 1 or 2.   166 Lens
3 (1) Style distally dilated, upper side hairy; filaments filiform or distally dilated; stipules sagittate or semisagitatte, usually smaller than leaflets.   165 Lathyrus
+ Style distally dilated and margin recurved forming a laterally compressed body, upper side hairy; filaments distally slightly dilated; stipules cordate, larger than leaflets.   167 Pisum

Lower Taxa


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