Nanogalactia heterophylla

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Nanogalactia heterophylla


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: Faboideae
Tribus: Diocleeae
Genus: Nanogalactia
Species: Nanogalactia heterophylla


Nanogalactia heterophylla (Gillies ex Hook.) L.P.Queiroz, Neodiversity 13(1): 80 (2020)


  • Basionym
    • Cologania heterophylla Gillies ex Hook., Bot. Misc. 3: 181 (1833)
  • Homotypic
    • Galactia heterophylla (Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.) Vail, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 22: 502. (1895)
  • Heterotypic
    • Collaea argentina Griseb.
    • Collaea formosa Griseb.
    • Galactia formosa (Griseb.) Stuck. ex Seckt
    • Galactia marginalis Benth., Comm. Legum. Gen.: 62. (1837)
    • Galactia marginalis var. puberula Chodat & Hassl.
    • Galactia marginalis var. unifoliolata Hassl.
    • Galactia marginalis f. vestita Chodat & Hassl.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest.
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Bolivia
    • Regional: Brasil
      • Brazil Southeast, Brazil South
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Paraguay, Uruguay
    • Introduced into:
      • Texas

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


Primary references[edit]

  • de Queiroz, L.P., Oliveira, A.C. & Snak, C. 2020. Disentangling the taxonomy of the Galactia-Camptosema-Collaea complex with new generic circumscriptions in the Galactia clade (Leguminosae, Diocleae). Neodiversity 13(1): 56-94. DOI: 10.13102/neod.131.3 PDF Reference page

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Edible Milkpea
español: Collaea argentina
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