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Swainsona galegifolia

Swainsona galegifolia

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: Galegeae
Genus: Swainsona
Species: Swainsona galegifolia

Swainsona galegifolia (Andrews) R.Br., 1812

Colutea galegifolia (Andrews) Sims
Indigofera coccinea Brög.
Loxidium galegifolium (Andrews) Vent. ex Poir.
Swainsona albiflora (Lindl.) G.Don
Swainsona coronillifolia Salisb.
Swainsona coronillifolia var. alboviolacea Regel
Swainsona coronillifolia var. purpurea Regel
Swainsona galegifolia var. albiflora Lindl.
Swainsona magnifica Dombrain
Swainsona osbornii T.Moore
Vicia galegifolia Andrews

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Australasia
Regional: Australia
New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
Introduced into:
Sri Lanka

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

Brown, R. in W. T. Aiton, 1812. Hortus Kew. ed. 2, 4:327.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Swainsona galegifolia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan 12. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Swainsona galegifolia. Published online. Accessed: Jan 12 2021. 2021. Swainsona galegifolia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jan 12.
Hassler, M. 2021. Swainsona galegifolia. 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 Jan 12. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Swainsona galegifolia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
English: Smooth darling pea

Swainsona galegifolia (smooth Darling pea) is a flowering plant in the genus Swainsona in the family Fabaceae, native to Australia. It produces swainsonine.

A related species, Swainsona greyana, is known as darling pea.
"Swainsona galegifolia (Andrews) R.Br". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
Australian National Botanic Garden: Swainsona galegifolia
Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.

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