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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Phaseoleae
Subtribus: Diocleinae
Genus: Galactia
Species: G. acapulcensis – G. acunana – G. albiflora – G. anisopoda – G. anomala – G. argentea – G. argentifolia – G. augusti – G. australis – G. austrofloridensis – G. bahamensis – G. benthamiana – G. boavista – G. brachyodon – G. brachystachys – G. buchii – G. burkartii – G. caimitensis – G. canescens – G. carnea – G. combsii – G. cordifolia – G. cuneata – G. cuspidata – G. decumbens – G. densiflora – G. dictyophylla – G. dimorpha – G. dimorphophylla – G. douradensis – G. dubia – G. earlei – G. eggersii – G. elliottii – G. elliptifoliola – G. erecta – G. eriosematoides – G. excisa – G. fiebrigiana – G. filiformis – G. floridana – G. fuertesii – G. galactioides – G. glaucescens – G. glaucophylla – G. glomerata – G. gracillima – G. grewiifolia – G. heringeri – G. herradurensis – G. heterophylla – G. hoehnei – G. incana – G. isopoda – G. jenningsii – G. joselyniae – G. jussiaeana – G. killipiana – G. lamprophylla – G. laotica – G. latifolia – G. latisiliqua – G. laxifolia – G. lignosa – G. lindenii – G. lockhartii – G. longiflora – G. longifolia – G. longipes – G. maisiana – G. marginalis – G. martioides – G. megalophylla – G. microphylla – G. minarum – G. minutiflora – G. mollis – G. monophylla – G. muelleri – G. multiflora – G. neesii – G. nitida – G. nummularia – G. ocoana – G. parvifolia – G. peduncularis – G. pendula – G. pinetorum – G. pretiosa – G. purshii – G. regularis – G. remansoana – G. revoluta – G. rotundata – G. rubra – G. rudolphioides – G. sangsterae – G. savannarum – G. schomburgkii – G. serpentina – G. shumbae – G. simaoensis – G. smallii – G. sparsiflora – G. spiciformis – G. striata – G. suberecta – G. synandra – G. tashiroi – G. texana – G. trinitensis – G. tuberosa – G. uniflora – G. vietnamensis – G. viridiflora – G. volubilis – G. watsoniana – G. weddelliana – G. wrightii
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Galactia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 15. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Galactia. Accessed: 15 May 2021.

Name

Galactia P.Browne, 1756

Type species: Galactia pendula Pers.

Synonyms

Betencourtia A.St.-Hil., Voy. 1: 376 (1833)
Collaea DC., Mem. Leg. 6: 244 (1825)
Galaction St.-Lag.
Heterocarpaea Scheele, Linnaea, 21: 467 (1848)
Leucodictyon Dalzell, Hook. Kew Journ. 2: 264 (1850)
Odonia Bertol., Lucub. 35 (1822)
Sweetia DC.

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Tropics & Subtropics Central U.S.A
Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, India, Indiana, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kentucky, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Maluku, Maryland, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Guinea, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ohio, Oklahoma, Panama, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, South Australia, South Carolina, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

References
Primary references

Browne, P. 1756. The Civil and Natural History of Jamaica in Three Parts. London. BHL Reference page. : 298

Additional references

Ceolin, G.B. & Miotto, S.T.S. (2013). Synopsis of the genus Galactia (Phaseoleae, Papilionoideae, Leguminosae) in Brazil Phytotaxa 134: 1-26.
Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Galactia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 15. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Galactia. Published online. Accessed: May 15 2021.
Tropicos.org 2021. Galactia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 15.
Hassler, M. 2021. Galactia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 May 15. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Galactia. Accessed: 15 May 2021.

Vernacular names
English: Milkpea
中文: 乳豆属

Galactia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family (Fabaceae). It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. They do not have an unambiguous common name, being commonly called milk peas, beach peas or wild peas.
Selected species

Galactia anomala Lundell[3]
Galactia martii DC.[uniprot 1]
Galactia megalophylla (F.Muell.)[4]
Galactia mollis Michx.[5]
Galactia regularis (L.) Britton et al. (= G. volubilis)[6]
Galactia smallii[7]
Galactia striata (Jacq.) Urb.[uniprot 2]
Galactia striata var. villosa (Wight & Arn.) Verdc. (= G. tenuiflora var. villosa)[8]
Galactia tenuiflora (Willd.) Wight & Arn.[9]
Galactia tenuiflora var. lucida[9]

References

de Queiroz LP, Pastore JF, Cardoso D, Snak C, de C Lima AL, Gagnon E, Vatanparast M, Holland AE, Egan AN (2015). "A multilocus phylogenetic analysis reveals the monophyly of a recircumscribed papilionoid legume tribe Diocleae with well-supported generic relationships". Mol Phylogenet Evol. 90: 1–19. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.04.016. PMID 25934529.
Galactia. Flora of China.
"Glactica anomala". Biodiversity and Environmental Resource Data System of Belize. BERDS & BTFS. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22.
"Leguminosae Galactia megalophylla F.Muell". International Plant Names Index. Plant Names Project. Retrieved 22 May 2011. Leguminosae is an older name for Fabaceae, thus Leguminosae Galactia megalophylla
"ITIS Standard Report Page: Galactia mollis". www.itis.gov. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
"Galactia regularis". LEGUMEWEB. International Legume Database & Information Service. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
"Galactia smallii". CPC National Collection Plant Profile. Center for Plant Conservation. Archived from the original on 26 October 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
Hyde, M.A. & Wursten, B. (2011). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Galactia striata var. villosa. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131570, retrieved 22 May 2011

"Galactia tenuiflora (Willd.) Wight & Arn". New South Wales Flora Online. The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust. Retrieved 22 May 2011.

"Galactia martii". Universal Protein Resource. UniProt Consortium. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
"Galactia striata". Universal Protein Resource. UniProt Consortium. Retrieved 22 May 2011.

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