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Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG III

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Trifolieae
Genera: Medicago – Melilotus – Ononis – Parochetus – Trifolium – Trigonella


Trifolieae Endl., Fl. Poson.: 452. (1830)

Note: This tribe is morphologically distinctive, but is considered paraphyletic, as circumscribed above. However, it is part of the monophyletic Vicoid clade that includes; Cicereae and Fabeae (as Vicieae), as well as Galega (Steele & Wojciechowski, 2003).


  • The Legume Research Group 2016. Trifolieae Legumes of the World. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Accessed Jan. 29 2016.
  • Steele, K.P. & Wojciechowski, M.F. 2003. Phylogenetic analyses of tribes Trifolieae and Vicieae, based on sequences of the plastid gene matK (Papilionoideae: Leguminosae). Advances in legume systematics, part, 10, pp.355-370. Full text PDF
  • USDA: GRIN Taxonomy for Plants[1] (20 March 2006)

Vernacular names[edit]

العربية: نفلاوية
Latina: Trifolieae
русский: Клеверные
Tiếng Việt: Tông Cỏ ba lá
中文: 車軸草族
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