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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: Psoraleeae
Genera: BituminariaCullenHoitaLadeaniaOrbexilumOtholobiumPediomelumPsoraleaPsoralidiumRupertia


Psoraleeae Benth. in C.F. von Martius, S. Endlicher & I. Urban, Fl. Bras. 15(1): 3–4, 31-34. (1859)

Type genus: Psoralea L. Sp. Pl. 2: 762. (1753)


Bentham, G. 1859. Flora Brasiliensis 15(1): 3–4, 31–34. BHL
The Legume Research Group 2016. [ Psoraleeae in Legumes of the World. Accessed 30 Jan. 2016.
USDA: GRIN Taxonomy for Plants[1] (20 March 2006)

Vernacular names
русский: Псоралеевые

The tribe Psoraleeae is one of the subdivisions of the plant family Fabaceae. Recent phylogenetics has this tribe nested within tribe Phaseoleae.[1]


Psoraleeae comprises the following genera:[2][3]

Bituminaria Heist. ex Fabr.
Cullen Medik.
Hoita Rydb.
Ladeania A. N. Egan & Reveal[4]
Orbexilum Raf.
Otholobium C. H. Stirt.
Pediomelum Rydb.
Psoralea L.
Psoralidium Rydb.
Rupertia J. W. Grimes


Modern molecular phylogenetics suggest the following relationships:[5][6][7]

Phaseoleae (outgroup)


Otholobium (African species)





Otholobium (South American species)


Ladeania (including Psoralidium)




M. F. Wojciechowski (2003). "Reconstructing the phylogeny of legumes (Leguminosae): An early 21st century perspective" (PDF). In B. B. Klitgaard; A. Bruneau (eds.). Advances in Legume Systematics, part 10, Higher Level Systematics. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. pp. 5–35. ISBN 1-84246-054-4.
"Psoraleeae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. January 17, 2003. Retrieved August 4, 2010.
Grimes JW (1990). A revision of the New World species of Psoraleeae (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae). Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden. Vol. 61. pp. 1–113. ISBN 978-0-89327-356-9.
Egan AN, Reveal JL (2009). "A new combination in Pediomelum and a new genus, Ladeania, from Western North America (Fabaceae, Psoraleeae)". Novon. 19 (3): 310–314. doi:10.3417/2008074. S2CID 83538579.
Egan AN, Crandall KA (2008). "Incorporating gaps as phylogenetic characters across eight DNA regions: Ramifications for North American Psoraleeae (Leguminosae)". Mol Phylogenet Evol. 46 (2): 532–546. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.10.006. PMID 18039582.
Egan AN, Crandall KA (2008). "Divergence and diversification in North American Psoraleeae (Fabaceae) due to climate change". BMC Biology. 6: 55. doi:10.1186/1741-7007-6-55. PMC 2646706. PMID 19091055.

Dludlu MN, Stirton CH, Chimphango SBM, Bello A, Muasya AM (2013). "Phylogenetic position of the southern African members of the tribe Psoraleeae based on molecular and morphological data". South African Journal of Botany. 89: 150–155. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.06.019.

Further reading
Dludlu MN (2010). Systematic studies of the southern African Psoraleoid legumes (M.S.). The University of Cape Town.
Bello A. (2016). Taxonomy and evolutionary studies on the genus Psoralea L. (Psoraleeae, Fabaceae) (M.S.). The University of Cape Town.
Dludlu MN, Muasya AM, Chimphango SBM, Stirton CH (2015). "Taxonomy of the southern African Psoralea aphylla complex (Psoraleeae, Leguminosae)". South African Journal of Botany. 97: 77–100. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2014.11.009.

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