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Ukr. Bot. J. 2018, 75(4): 305–321
Plant Taxonomy, Geography and Floristics

A synopsis of the family Fabaceae in the flora of Ukraine. II. Subfamily Faboideae (tribes Galegeae, Hedysareae, Loteae, and Cicereae)

Fedoronchuk M.M., Mosyakin S.L.

The article provides a synopsis of tribes Galegeae, Hedysareae, Loteae, Cicereae of Fabaceae subfam. Faboideae in the flora of Ukraine, with nomenclatural citations, types, and main synonyms. It is based on critical analysis of available data of taxonomic, morphological, and molecular phylogenetic studies. Tribe Galegeae is best represented in the flora of Ukraine, comprising 10 genera, including the most species-rich genus Astragalus (48 species). However, the number of genera in the tribe will be probably changed due to further results of morphological and molecular phylogenetic studies which already indicate possible inclusion of Calophaca and Halimodendron in Caragana s. l.; however, these data require confirmation. Tribe Loteae is accepted here in a wide circumscription, including Coronilleae, which is in accordance with results of new morphological and molecular studies. There are 9 genera (or 7, in a wider circumscription) in the tribe, but the number of natural genera in that group will be clarified after further studies. Molecular phylogenetic data indicate that Dorycnium and Tetragonolobus (conventionally recognized in the present synopsis) are phylogenetically rooted in Lotus s. l., and the recognition of these two genera as distinct from Lotus is not advisable. Occurrence of some species in Ukraine (in particular, in Crimea) needs confirmation: Astragalus galegiformis, A. alpinus, A. bungeanus, Onobrychis inermis, and O. polonicus.

Keywords: Galegeae, Hedysareae, Loteae, Cicereae, Faboideae, Fabaceae, taxonomy, nomenclature, phylogeny, flora, Ukraine

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