Published May 16, 2024 | Version 2024v.5
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WCVP: Fabaceae checklist


  • 1. University of Campinas
  • 2. Universidad Mayor de San Simón
  • 3. Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute for Plant Sciences
  • 4. Central National Herbarium (CAL)
  • 5. Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • 6. National Herbarium of New South Wales
  • 7. University of the Western Cape
  • 8. Departamento de Botânica, Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Rodovia Washington Luis, km 235 - São Carlos - SP, CEP: 13565-905, Brazil
  • 9. ROR icon Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina
  • 10. Oregon State University
  • 11. University of Catania
  • 12. Université de Montréal
  • 13. Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • 14. São Paulo State University
  • 15. Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad
  • 16. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • 17. Department of Accelerated Taxonomy, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK
  • 18. University of Reading
  • 19. Institute of Integrative Biology
  • 20. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • 21. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos
  • 22. South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 23. Utah Valley University
  • 24. Universidad de Córdoba
  • 25. Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro
  • 26. Smithsonian Institution
  • 27. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • 28. Botanical Research Institute of Texas
  • 29. Chair of Phytopathology, TUM School of Life Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Emil-Ramann-Str. 2, 14 85354, Freising, Germany
  • 30. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
  • 31. ROR icon University of Gothenburg
  • 32. Saint-Petersburg State Chemical-Pharmaceutical University
  • 33. Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana
  • 34. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Av. San Rafael Atlixco 186, Leyes de Reforma 1ra Secc, Iztapalapa, 09340 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • 35. University of Zurich
  • 36. Kyushu University
  • 37. Instituto de Pesquisas, Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 38. Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • 39. Meise Botanic Garden/Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • 40. ROR icon Montana State University
  • 41. South African National Biodiversity Institute/University of Johannesburg
  • 42. Centro Universitario Regional del Litoral Atlántico
  • 43. South African National Biodiversity Institute
  • 44. Western Australian Herbarium
  • 45. Udon Thani Rajabhat University
  • 46. Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation/Embrapa
  • 47. University of Johannesburg
  • 48. Tohoku University Botanical Garden
  • 49. Iwate Medical University
  • 50. Mansarovar Global University
  • 51. University of Exeter
  • 52. Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 53. ROR icon State University of Feira de Santana
  • 54. University of Antananarivo
  • 55. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
  • 56. Universidade Federal do Oeste da Bahia
  • 57. University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
  • 58. Jardín de Aclimatación de La Orotava
  • 59. Instituto de Biociências
  • 60. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste/Instituto de Botánica del Nordeste
  • 61. Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
  • 62. ROR icon Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • 63. Instituto Federal de Roraima
  • 64. Parque Estação Biológica, PqEB, Av. W5 Norte (final), Caixa Postal 02372 – Brasília, DF – CEP 70770-917
  • 65. Texas A&M AgriLife Research
  • 66. Silpakorn University
  • 67. cE3c-Centre for Ecology
  • 68. University of Cape Town
  • 69. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York 14456, USA
  • 70. Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur
  • 71. University of Uppsala
  • 72. New York Botanical Garden
  • 73. University of Copenhagen
  • 74. Department of Plant Science Plant Pathology, Montana State University, Bozeman MT, USA
  • 75. Arizona State University
  • 76. Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences


A preliminary, global, community endorsed checklist for Leguminosae (Fabaceae).


The World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP) is a global consensus view of all known vascular plant species (flowering plants, conifers, ferns, clubmosses and firmosses). The Leguminosae (or Fabaceae) subset contains names that have been peer reviewed by taxonomic experts from the Legume Phylogeny Working Group’s (LPWG) Taxonomy Working Group and names that are in the process of being edited and reviewed. WCVP aims to represent a global consensus view of current plant taxonomy by reflecting the latest published taxonomies while incorporating the opinions of taxonomists based around the world, and following the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants. WCVP is built on the nomenclatural data provided by the International Plant Names Index (IPNI), which is the product of a collaboration between The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Harvard University Herbaria, and the Australian National Herbarium, combined with the taxonomic data provided by an international collaborative programme with a large number of contributors from around the world. Our thanks go to the compilers and editors of IPNI and WCVP and in particular all the users who have contributed corrections over the past decades, improving those data for the global user community. We acknowledge the long term contribution of the International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS), which provided a species naming infrastructure that was used over many decades by the legume systematics community and which remains the foundation for the taxonomy of many legume species. Our particular thanks for the WCVP Fabaceae subset go to: Bob Allkin (Kew), Nick Black (Kew), Markus Döring (GBIF), Joe Miller (GBIF) and Carole Sinou (Canadensys, Université de Montréal) for their help setting up the project and publishing the data. The initiative to update legume species names on WCVP was led by Marianne le Roux (LPWG, South African National Biodiversity Institute), Anne Bruneau (LPWG, Université de Montréal), and Juliana Rando (LPWG, Universidade Federal do Oeste da Bahia). The LPWG Taxonomy Working Group is the Taxonomic Expert Network for the legumes in World Flora Online.


This dataset includes the World Checklist of Vascular Plants (taxonID), Plants of the World Online (dynamicproperties), International Plant Names Index (scientificnameid) and World Flora Online (wfoID) identifiers. 

Genera affected by updates in this version include Adesmia DC., Aspalathus L., Bauhinia Plum. ex L., Caesalpinia Plum. ex L., Camptosema Hook. & Arn., Centrosema (DC.) Benth., Collaea DC., Coulteria Kunth, Cratylia Mart. ex Benth., Dalbergia L.f., Dioclea Kunth, Dipteryx Schreb., Diptychandra Tul., Eriosema (DC.) G.Don, Geoffroea Jacq., Inga Mill., Lonchocarpus Kunth, Machaerium Pers., Melanoxylon Schott, Mimosa L., Nanogalactia L.P.Queiroz, Peteria A.Gray, Phaseolus L., Phyllolobium Fisch., Platymiscium Vogel, Pterodon Vogel, Rhynchosia Lour., Senna Mill. and Zornia J.F.Gmel. To date, 50% of genera have been verified.


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