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Taxonavigation: Fabales 
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: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Caesalpinieae – Cassieae – Cercideae – Detarieae


Caesalpinioideae DC. Prodr. 2: 473. (1825)

Note: This subfamily is paraphyletic, comprising the earliest evolving branches of the Fabaceae and from which are derived the monophyletic Mimosoideae and Faboideae (Bruneau et al., 2008). There will be changes in classification, but not very soon.


  • De Candolle, A.P. 1825. Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis 2: 473. BHL
  • Bruneau, A., Mercure, M., Lewis, G.P. & Herendeen, P.S. 2008. Phylogenetic patterns and diversification in the caesalpinioid legumes. Botany 86(7): 697–718. Abstract  reference page 
  • Fougere Danezan, M., Maumont, S. & Bruneau, A. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships in resin-producing Detarieae inferred from molecular data and preliminary results for a biogeographic hypothesis. Advances in legume systematics 10: 161–180.
  • Herendeen, P.S., Bruneau, A. & Lewis, G.P. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships in caesalpinioid legumes: a preliminary analysis based on morphological and molecular data. Advances in legume systematics 10: 37–62.
  • Manzanilla, V. & Bruneau, A. 2012. Phylogeny reconstruction in the Caesalpinieae grade (Leguminosae) based on duplicated copies of the sucrose synthase gene and plastid markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65(1): 149–162. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.05.035 Full text PDF from ResearchGate  reference page 

Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Цэзальпініевыя
Deutsch: Johannisbrotgewächse
македонски: Рогачовидни
українська: Цезальпінієві
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