Issue 67: Legume bibliography 2020

Compiled by Warren Cardinal-McTeague

Methodology – The Legume Bibliography 2020 was manually collated on 28-Oct-2020 and 05-Jan-2021 using keyword searches and screening of the first 10 pages of Google Scholar and on the websites of the most frequently encountered journals (Appendix 1). The keywords included “Leguminosae” or “Fabaceae” and publications were limited to the year 2020. Where available, *.bib or *.ris files were downloaded and imported into Mendeley Desktop v.1.19.4 and manually tagged under the headings provided below. Most legume-related research is presented here, with the exception of the >54 Pharmacology studies exploring health and anti-microbial properties of numerous legume extracts. The final list was then reviewed by Colin Hughes and any publications missed by these methods were manually added. Automated approaches and DOIs are being considered for the future. The complete bibliography is available for direct download in BibTeX (*.bib), Research Information Systems (*.ris), and EndNote XML (*.xml) format.

Results – A total of 300 publications were recovered for the Legume Bibliography 2020: 17 Anatomy & Morphology, 6 Biogeography, 29 Chloroplast Genomes, 7 Development, 60 Ecology, 13 Floristics, 10 Microbiology, Nodulation & Symbiosis, 28 Molecular Biology, Genetics & Genomics, 3 Paleobotany, 3 Palynology, 6 Physiology, 18 Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics & Evolution, 11 Phytochemistry, 20 Population Genetics, 36 Taxonomy, 33 New Species.

Anatomy & Morphology

Ajao, A. A., and A. N. Moteetee. 2020. Taxonomic significance of vegetative and reproductive morphology in southern Africa Rhynchosia sect. Rhynchosia (Fabaceae: Papilionoideae, Phaseoleae). Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Webbia) 75(1):51–67.

Bragança, G. P. P., M. de S. C. Freitas, and R. M. dos S. Isaias. 2020. The influence of gall position over xylem features in leaflets of Inga ingoides (Rich.) Willd. (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae). Trees early view.

Buarque, P. F. S. M., S. R. Machado, and T. M. Rodrigues. 2020. Anatomical and ultrastructural studies reveal temporal and spatial variation in the oil production in leaves of the diesel tree (Copaifera langsdorffii, Leguminosae). Protoplasma 257(5):1447–1456.

da Silva Medeiros, R., L. K. V. dos Santos Sousa, C. I. Ferreira, G. Vieira, and M. Tomazello-Filho. 2020. Comparative anatomy of oleoresin producing and non-producting trees of Copaifera multijuga Hayne in primary forests and plantations. Flora 263:151552.

da Silva, J. R., T. S. Yule, and E. Scremin-Dias. 2020. Structural features and contribution of below-ground buds to conservation of Fabaceae species in a seasonally dry Neotropical environment. Flora 264:151570.

Fugarasti, H., M. Muzzazinah, and M. Ramli. 2020. Morphoanatomy of three Indigofera species (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in Java, Indonesia. Biodiversitas 21(11):5531–5539.

Jordão, L. S. B., M. P. Morim, and J. F. A. Baumgratz. 2020. Trichomes in Mimosa (Leguminosae): Towards a characterization and a terminology standardization. Flora 272:151702.

Magalhães, C. R., and D. M. T. Oliveira. 2020. Testa structure in Erythrina speciosa (Leguminosae): The role of the mucilaginous stratum in the acquisition of physical dormancy. Acta Botanica Brasilica 34:592–598.

Montaño-Arias, S. A., R. Grether, S. L. Camargo-Ricalde, and M. H. Flores-Olvera. 2020. Comparative wood anatomy of eight tree species of Mimosa sect. Batocaulon (Leguminosae) distributed in Mexico and their taxonomic implications. Phytotaxa 428(3):209–227.

Mota, E. E. S., C. R. D. B. Novaes, L. B. e Silva, and L. J. Chaves. 2020. Structure of the phenotypic variability of fruit and seeds of Dipteryx alata Vogel (Fabaceae). Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura 42(5):e-003.

Nge, F. J., M. L. Cambridge, D. S. Ellsworth, H. Zhong, and H. Lambers. 2020. Cluster roots are common in Daviesia and allies (Mirbelioids; Fabaceae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 103:111–118.

Panda, P., S. K. Bhuyan, C. Das, D. Pradhan, G. Rath, and G. Ghosh. 2020. Comparative morpho-micrometric analysis of some Bauhinia species (Leguminosae) from east coast region of Odisha, India. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources 11(3):169–184.

Piva, T. C., A. P. Fortuna-Perez, W. de Vargas, and S. R. Machado. 2020. Variations in the architecture and histochemistry of the gelatinous fibers in Eriosema (DC.) Desv. (Leguminosae) species from the Brazilian Cerrado. Flora 268:151624.

Rashid, N., M. Zafar, M. Ahmad, R. A. Memon, M. S. Akhter, K. Malik, N. Z. Malik, S. Sultana, and S. N. Shah. 2020. Seed morphology: An addition to the taxonomy of Astragaleae and Trifolieae (Leguminosae: Papilionoidae) from Pakistan. Microscopy Research and Technique early view.

Shaheen, S., R. Fateh, S. Younis, N. Harun, M. Jaffer, K. Hussain, M. Ashfaq, R. Siddique, H. Mukhtar, and F. Khan. 2020. Light and scanning electron microscopic characterization of thirty endemic Fabaceae species of district Lahore, Pakistan. Microscopy Research and Technique 83(12):1507–1529.

Silvério Pena Bento, J. P., E. Scremin-Dias, F. M. Alves, V. D. F. Mansano, and Â. L. B. Sartori. 2020. Phylogenetic implications of the anatomical study of the Amburaneae clade (Fabaceae: Faboideae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 194(1):69–83.

Tiago, P. V., D. Larocca, I. V. da Silva, A. A. Carpejani, A. V. Tiago, J. de F. E. Dardengo, and A. A. B. Rossi. 2020. Caracterização morfoanatômica, fitoquímica e histoquímica de Hymenaea courbaril (Leguminosae), ocorrente na Amazônia Meridional. Rodriguésia 71:e02182018.


Choo, L. M., F. Forest, J. J. Wieringa, A. Bruneau, and M. de la Estrella. 2020. Phylogeny and biogeography of the Daniellia clade (Leguminosae: Detarioideae), a tropical tree lineage largely threatened in Africa and Madagascar. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 146:106752.

de la Estrella, M., S. Cervantes, S. B. Janssens, F. Forest, O. J. Hardy, and D. I. Ojeda. 2020. The impact of rainforest area reduction in the Guineo-Congolian region on the tempo of diversification and habitat shifts in the Berlinia clade (Leguminosae). Journal of Biogeography 47:2728–2740.

Donkpegan, A. S. L., J.-L. Doucet, O. J. Hardy, M. Heuertz, and R. Piñeiro. 2020. Miocene diversification in the savannahs precedes tetraploid rainforest radiation in the African tree genus Afzelia (Detarioideae, Fabaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science 11:798.

Duan, L., A. J. Harris, C. Su, W. Ye, S.-W. Deng, L. Fu, J. Wen, and H.-F. Chen. 2020. A fossil-calibrated phylogeny reveals the biogeographic history of the Cladrastis clade, an amphi-Pacific early-branching group in papilionoid legumes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 143:106673.

Duan, L., A. J. Harris, C. Su, Z.-R. Zhang, E. Arslan, K. Ertuğrul, P. K. Loc, H. Hayashi, J. Wen, and H.-F. Chen. 2020. Chloroplast phylogenomics reveals the intercontinental biogeographic history of the liquorice genus (Leguminosae: Glycyrrhiza). Frontiers in Plant Science 11:793.

Ringelberg, J. J., N. E. Zimmermann, A. Weeks, M. Lavin, and C. E. Hughes. 2020. Biomes as evolutionary arenas: Convergence and conservatism in the trans-continental succulent biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29(7):1100–1113.

Chloroplast Genomes

Ai, H.-L., X. Lv, K. Ye, X. Zhang, L.-Y. Zhou, and Z.-H. Li. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome of a well-known medicinal herb, Senna tora. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(2):1659–1660.

Bai, J.-Q., L. Yang, S. Gao, W.-F. Zhu, and L.-Q. Huang. 2020. The complete plastid genome sequence of Gleditsia sinensis, an ancient medicinal tree in China. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):2859–2861.

Cao, T., X. Ma, Y. Zhang, W. Su, B. Li, Q. Zhou, and Q. Zhu. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome sequence of the Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi (Leguminosae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):3754–3756.

Duan, L., P. K. Loc, Z.-R. Zhang, and H.-F. Chen. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome of ornamental liana Sarcodum scandens (Fabaceae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(2):1427–1428.

Fan, S.-J., Y. Yu, W.-Q. Li, X.-X. Guo, and X.-J. Qu. 2020. Chloroplast genome features and phylogenomic placement of Lespedeza bicolor (Fabaceae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(2):1870–1871.

Gu, S., Y. Chen, D. Zheng, S. Meng, and T. Tu. 2020. The complete plastid genome of Bauhinia variegata L. var. variegata (Leguminosae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(2):1701–1702.

Hou, Z. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Senna bicapsularis. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):2095–2096.

Kang, S.-H., H. O. Lee, C.-K. Kim, S. Chang, J.-N. Kang, and S.-M. Lee. 2020. The complete chloroplast genomes of the medicinal plants, Senna tora and Senna occidentalis species. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(2):1673–1674.

Li, L.-M., J.-X. Fu, and X.-Q. Song. 2020. Complete plastome sequence of Caesalpinia sappan Linnaeus, a dyestuff and medicinal species. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):2535–2536.

Liu, Y., Y. Chen, and X. Fu. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome sequence of medicinal plant: Astragalus laxmannii (Fabaceae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):3643–3644.

Ramekar, R. V., E. J. Cheong, H. Lee, K.-C. Park, M. Kwak, and I.-Y. Choi. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome of a Korean endemic species Sophora koreensis Nakai. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):3067–3068.

Shi, Z., G. Shi, K. Zhao, and B. Sun. 2020. Complete chloroplast genome of Senna spectabilis (DC.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby (Fabaceae) and phylogenetic analysis. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):2846–2847.

Somaratne, Y., D.-L. Guan, W.-Q. Wang, L. Zhao, and S.-Q. Xu. 2020. The complete chloroplast genomes of two Lespedeza species: Insights into codon usage bias, RNA editing sites, and phylogenetic relationships in Desmodieae (Fabaceae: Papilionoideae). Plants 9:51.

Su, C., H.-F. Chen, Z.-Y. Chang, and L. Duan. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome of Sesbania cannabina (Fabaceae) from China. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(2):1890–1891.

Tan, W., H. Gao, W. Jiang, H. Zhang, X. Yu, E. Liu, and X. Tian. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome of Gleditsia sinensis and Gleditsia japonica: Genome organization, comparative analysis, and development of taxon specific DNA mini-barcodes. Scientific Reports 10(1):16309.

Wang, A.-H., S.-W. Deng, L. Duan, and H.-F. Chen. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome of desert spiny semi-shrub Alhagi sparsifolia (Fabaceae) from Central Asia. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):3098–3099.

Wang, J., Y. Jiang, J. Qian, L. Xu, and B. Duan. 2020. Characterization of the complete chloroplast genome of Caesalpinia sappan L. (Leguminosae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(2):1642–1643.

Wang, L.-K., Z. Tang, G. Wu, J. Li, and X. Tong. 2020. Characterization of the complete chloroplast genome of Dalbergia odorifera. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):2611–2612.

Wang, T. M., K. H. Xia, and C. Jin. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome sequences of a wild diploid alfalfa Medicago edgeworthii (Leguminosae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(2):1683–1684.

Wang, Z.-F., L.-W. Chang, J.-Y. Lian, and H.-L. Cao. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Ormosia formosana. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):2636–2637.

Wei, D., X. Ding, H. Zhu, Z. Zhang, H. Yang, R. Zhou, S. Dai, and G. Zhang. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Butea monosperma (Fabaceae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):3255–3256.

Wei, F., D. Tang, K. Wei, F. Qin, L. Li, Y. Lin, Y. Zhu, A. Khan, M. H. Kashif, and J. Miao. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome sequence of the medicinal plant Sophora tonkinensis. Scientific Reports 10(1):12473.

Win, P. P., X. Li, L.-Q. Chen, Y.-H. Tan, and W.-B. Yu. 2020. Complete plastid genome of two Dalbergia species (Fabaceae), and their significance in conservation and phylogeny. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(2):1967–1969.

Xiong, Y., Y. Xiong, J. He, Q. Yu, J. Zhao, X. Lei, Z. Dong, J. Yang, Y. Peng, X. Zhang, and X. Ma. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome of two important annual clover species, Trifolium alexandrinum and T. resupinatum: Genome structure, comparative analyses and phylogenetic relationships with relatives in Leguminosae. Plants 9(4):478.

Xu, Q., L. Ma, and G. Chen. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Senna tora and phylogenetic analysis. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):3415–3417.

Yi, F., C. Zhan, H. Wang, X. Yan, R. Ye, Q. Gong, X. Qiu, Q. Liu, and H. Sun. 2020. Characterization of the complete chloroplast genome sequence of Vicia costata (Fabaceae) and its phylogenetic implications. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):3463–3464.

Zhao, X.-L., and Z.-M. Zhu. 2020. Comparative genomics and phylogenetic analyses of Christia vespertilionis and Urariopsis brevissima in the tribe Desmodieae (Fabaceae: Papilionoideae) based on complete chloroplast genomes. Plants 9(9):1116.

Zhao, X.-L., and Z.-M. Zhu. 2020. The complete chloroplast genome of Uraria lagopodioides (Fabaceae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(2):1365–1366.

Zhao, X., F. Wang, R. Zhang, and Y. Li. 2020. Characterization of the complete chloroplast genome of Senna bicapsularis (Leguminosae), an ornamental plant. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 5(3):2638–2639.


Casanova, J. M., D. Cardoso, C. F. Barros, H. C. de Lima, and K. L. G. De Toni. 2020. Floral morphology and development in Tachigali (Caesalpinioideae, Leguminosae), a predominantly rainforest tree genus with contrasting flower architectures. Plant Systematics and Evolution 306(2):17.

Chapman, K., A. Ivanovici, M. Taleski, C. J. Sturrock, J. L. P. Ng, N. A. Mohd-Radzman, F. Frugier, M. J. Bennett, U. Mathesius, and M. A. Djordjevic. 2020. CEP receptor signalling controls root system architecture in Arabidopsis and Medicago. New Phytologist 226(6):1809–1821.

Falcão, M. J. A., J. V Paulino, F. J. Kochanovski, R. C. Figueiredo, J. P. Basso-Alves, and V. F. Mansano. 2020. Development of inflorescences and flowers in Fabaceae subfamily Dialioideae: An evolutionary overview and complete ontogenetic series for Apuleia and Martiodendron. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 193(1):19–46.

Luizon Dias Leme, C., I. L. da Cunha Neto, and V. Angyalossy. 2020. How the neotropical liana Machaerium multifoliolatum (Fabaceae) develop their distinctive flattened stems? Flora 269:151629.

Ojeda, F. S., B. G. Galati, and M. T. A. García. 2020. Development and differentiation of the extrafloral nectaries from flower buds in Vigna luteola (Leguminosae, Phaseolinae). Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 92:e20181172.

Pegg, T., R. R. Edelmann, and D. K. Gladish. 2020. Immunoprofiling of cell wall carbohydrate modifications during flooding-induced aerenchyma formation in Fabaceae roots. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:1805.

Santos, D. Y. A. C., M. J. P. Ferreira, T. M. Matos, W. R. Sala-Carvalho, F. Anselmo-Moreira, L. P. Roma, J. C. S. Carvalho, M. Peña-Hidalgo, K. French, M. J. Waterman, S. A. Robinson, and C. M. Furlan. 2020. UV-B and drought stress influenced growth and cellular compounds of two cultivars of Phaseolus vulgaris L. (Fabaceae). Photochemistry and Photobiology early view.


Acosta, Y., L. Pérez, D. Escalante, A. Pérez, M. E. Martínez-Montero, D. Fontes, L. Q. Ahmed, Sershen, and J. C. Lorenzo. 2020. Heteromorphic seed germination and seedling emergence in the legume Teramnus labialis (L.f.) Spreng. (Fabacaeae). Botany 98(7):371–379.

Arenas-Navarro, M., O. Téllez-Valdés, G. López-Segoviano, M. Murguía-Romero, and J. S. Tello. 2020. Environmental correlates of Leguminosae species richness in Mexico: Quantifying the contributions of energy and environmental seasonality. Biotropica 52(1):70–80.

Auken, O. W. Van, J. K. Bush, and H. E. Escobar. 2020. Do gas exchange rates of Phaseolus texensis (Boerne Bean, Leguminosae) reflect its potential niche? Phytologia 102(3):162–171.

Baer, K. C., and J. L. Maron. 2020. Ecological niche models display nonlinear relationships with abundance and demographic performance across the latitudinal distribution of Astragalus utahensis (Fabaceae). Ecology and Evolution 10(15):8251–8264.

Baptista, M. S. P., V. A. Assunção, M. L. Bueno, J. C. Casagrande, and Â. L. B. Sartori. 2020. Species representativeness of Fabaceae in restrictive soils explains the difference in structure of two types of Chaco vegetation. Acta Botanica Brasilica 34(3):559–569.

Beyer, N., D. Gabriel, F. Kirsch, K. Schulz-Kesting, J. Dauber, and C. Westphal. 2020. Functional groups of wild bees respond differently to faba bean Vicia faba L. cultivation at landscape scale. Journal of Applied Ecology 57(12):2499–2508.

Bordbar, F., and P. Meerts. 2020. Patterns in the alien flora of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A comparison of Asteraceae and Fabaceae. Plant Ecology and Evolution 153(3):373–389.

Brousseau, L., P. V. A. Fine, E. Dreyer, G. G. Vendramin, and I. Scotti. 2020. Genomic and phenotypic divergence unveil microgeographic adaptation in the Amazonian hyperdominant tree Eperua falcata Aubl. (Fabaceae). Molecular Ecology early view.

Burckhardt, D., and D. L. Queiroz. 2020. Neotropical jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera, Psylloidea) associated with plants of the tribe Detarieae (Leguminosae, Detarioideae). Zootaxa 4733(1):zootaxa.4733.1.1.

Carruggio, F., A. Onofri, C. Impelluso, G. del Galdo, G. Scopece, and A. Cristaudo. 2020. Seed dormancy breaking and germination in Bituminaria basaltica and B. bituminosa (Fabaceae). Plants 9(9):1110.

Chang, H., P. Chen, and M. Ma. 2020. Feeding preference of Altica deserticola for leaves of Glycyrrhiza glabra and G. uralensis and its mechanism. Scientific Reports 10(1):1534.

Chaves, S. R., R. R. dos Santos, and A. L. G. da Silva. 2020. Reproductive biology of Parkia platycephala Benth. (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae, Clado Mimosoide). Brazilian Journal of Development 6(10):79442–79458.

Chinder, G. B., D. Hattas, and T. J. Massad. 2020. Growth and functional traits of Julbernardia globiflora (Benth.) resprouts and seedlings in response to fire frequency and herbivory in miombo woodlands. South African Journal of Botany 135:476–483.

Costa, G. A., L. D. Tuffi-Santos, S. A. dos Santos, L. R. da Cruz, B. F. Sant’Anna-Santos, I. T. dos Santos, and F. A. O. Tanaka. 2020. Efficiency of glyphosate and carfentrazone-ethyl in the control of Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb. under different light intensities. South African Journal of Botany 131:302–309.

Currey, B., M. P. Oatham, and E. N. J. Brookshire. 2020. Negative trait-based association between abundance of nitrogen-fixing trees and long-term tropical forest biomass accumulation. Journal of Ecology early view.

da Silva, R. H. P., M. J. Castro Sa, F. B. Baccaro, P. Tománek, and A. A. Barnett. 2020. Juggling options: Manipulation ease determines primate optimal fruit-size choice. Biotropica 52(6):1275–1285.

Dourado, L. R., G. L. Demolin-Leite, M. A. Soares, G. L. Teixeira, F. W. S. Silva, R. A. Sampaio, J. C. Zanuncio, and J. C. Legaspi. 2020. Ecological indices of phytophagous Hemiptera and their natural enemies on Acacia auriculiformis (Fabales: Fabaceae) plants with or without dehydrated sewage sludge application in a degraded area. PLOS ONE 15(8):1–9.

Dovrat, G., H. Bakhshian, T. Masci, and E. Sheffer. 2020. The nitrogen economic spectrum of legume stoichiometry and fixation strategy. New Phytologist 227(2):365–375.

Fagundes, M., P. Cuevas-Reyes, W. S. Araújo, M. L. Faria, H. M. Valerio, M. A. Pimenta, L. A. D. Falcão, R. Reis-Junior, J. S. Aguilar-Peralta, and H. T. dos Santos. 2020. Influence of light availability and seed mass on germinability and initial growth of two congeneric species of Fabaceae. Acta Botanica Mexicana 2020(127):e1638.

Forister, M. L., S. A. Yoon, C. S. Philbin, C. D. Dodson, B. Hart, J. G. Harrison, O. Shelef, J. A. Fordyce, Z. H. Marion, C. C. Nice, L. A. Richards, C. A. Buerkle, and Z. Gompert. 2020. Caterpillars on a phytochemical landscape: The case of alfalfa and the Melissa blue butterfly. Ecology and Evolution 10(10):4362–4374.

Galuszynski, N. C., and A. J. Potts. 2020. Applied phylogeography of Cyclopia intermedia (Fabaceae) highlights the need for ‘duty of care’ when cultivating honeybush. PeerJ 8:e9818.

Greiser, C., K. Hylander, E. Meineri, M. Luoto, and J. Ehrlén. 2020. Climate limitation at the cold edge: Contrasting perspectives from species distribution modelling and a transplant experiment. Ecography 43(5):637–647.

Herron, S. A., M. J. Rubin, C. Ciotir, T. E. Crews, D. L. Van Tassel, and A. J. Miller. 2020. Comparative analysis of early life stage traits in annual and perennial Phaseolus crops and their wild relatives. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:34.

Honarmand, A., H. Sadeghi-Namaghi, and E. de Lillo. 2020. Three new species of eriophyid mites (Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) associated with Leguminosae species from semi-arid and arid environment in East Iran. International Journal of Acarology 46(4):201–207.

Houghton, S., M. T. Stevens, and S. E. Meyer. 2020. Pods as sails but not as boats: Dispersal ecology of a habitat-restricted desert milkvetch. American Journal of Botany 107(6):864–875.

Hussain, M. I., R. T. Shackleton, A. El-Keblawy, M. Del Mar Trigo Pérez, and L. González. 2020. Invasive mesquite (Prosopis juliflora), an allergy and health challenge. Plants 9(2):141.

Id, V. L. E., M. R. Braga, and N. A. Santos Junior. 2020. Germination and initial development of forest species under the action of catechin, present in seeds of Sesbania virgata (Cav.) Pers. (Fabaceae). Hoehnea 47:e472020.

Karbstein, K., K. Prinz, F. Hellwig, and C. Römermann. 2020. Plant intraspecific functional trait variation is related to within-habitat heterogeneity and genetic diversity in Trifolium montanum L. Ecology and Evolution 10(11):5015–5033.

Khalil, R., M. Yusuf, F. Bassuony, A. Gamal, and M. Madany. 2020. Phytotoxic effect of Alhagi maurorum on the growth and physiological activities of Pisum sativum L. South African Journal of Botany 131:250–258.

Kobayashi, S., S. W. Gale, T. Denda, and M. Izawa. 2020. Rat- and bat-pollination of Mucuna championii (Fabaceae) in Hong Kong. Plant Species Biology early view.

Krstin, L., Z. Katanić, T. Žuna Pfeiffer, D. Špoljarić Maronić, D. Marinčić, A. Martinović, and I. Štolfa Čamagajevac. 2020. Phytotoxic effect of invasive species Amorpha fruticosa L. on germination and the early growth of forage and agricultural crop plants. Ecological Research early view.

Latifah, D., F. Wardani, and R. Zulkarnae. 2020. Seed germination, seedling survival and storage behavior of Koompassia excelsa (Leguminosae). Nusantara Bioscience 12(1):46–49.

Li, Z., A. Tariq, K. Pan, C. Graciano, F. Sun, D. Song, and O. Abiodun Olatunji. 2020. Role of Glycine max in improving drought tolerance in Zanthoxylum bungeanum. PeerJ 8:e9040.

Macedo, T. M., C. F. Barros, H. C. de Lima, A. F. das N. Brandes, W. S. da Costa, C. G. Costa, and F. Roig. 2020. Climate signals in tree rings of Paubrasilia echinata (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) from the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. Trees 34(2):337–347.

Maduro, C., S. Silva, E. Maciel, and G. Cabral. 2020. Produção de néctar e potencial para produção de mel de Acacia mangium Willd. (Leguminosae, Mimosoideae) no Estado de Roraima. Boletim do Museu Integrado de Roraima 13(1):1–17.

March-Salas, M., G. Fandos, and P. S. Fitze. 2020. Effects of intrinsic environmental predictability on intra-individual and intra-population variability of plant reproductive traits and eco-evolutionary consequences. Annals of Botany early view.

Montaño-Arias, S. A., H. A. Zavaleta-Mancera, S. L. Camargo-Ricalde, and R. Grether. 2020. Effect of seed age on germination, seedling survival and growth of Mimosa luisana (Leguminosae). Trees.

Nascimento, C. E. de S., C. A. D. da Silva, I. R. Leal, W. de S. Tavares, J. E. Serrão, J. C. Zanuncio, and M. Tabarelli. 2020. Seed germination and early seedling survival of the invasive species Prosopis juliflora (Fabaceae) depend on habitat and seed dispersal mode in the Caatinga dry forest. PeerJ 8:e9607.

Nashoba, A. R., and T. J. Y. Kono. 2020. Selection and plasticity both account for interannual variation in life-history phenology in an annual prairie legume. Ecology and Evolution 10(2):940–951.

Oliveira, F. M. P., T. Câmara, J. I. F. Durval, C. L. S. Oliveira, X. Arnan, A. N. Andersen, E. M. S. Ribeiro, and I. R. Leal. 2020. Plant protection services mediated by extrafloral nectaries decline with aridity but are not influenced by chronic anthropogenic disturbance in Brazilian Caatinga. Journal of Ecology early view.

Otieno, V., T. Ulian, F. Nzuve, and J. Kimenju. 2020. Germination response to temperature and water potential for sprawling bauhinia (Tylosema fassoglense), a potential crop for Kenya. South African Journal of Botany 132:463–470.

Peschel, A. R., E. L. Boehm, and R. G. Shaw. 2020. Estimating the capacity of Chamaecrista fasciculata for adaptation to change in precipitation. Evolution early view.

Pizo, M. A., A. B. A. Fontanella, G. Canassa, W. D. Espíndola, C. O. A. Gussoni, A. de C. Guaraldo, and T. A. Carlo. 2020. Decoding Darwin’s puzzle: Avian dispersal of mimetic seeds. Ecology 101(6):e03005.

Ramula, S., and A. Kalske. 2020. Introduced plants of Lupinus polyphyllus are larger but flower less frequently than conspecifics from the native range: Results of the first year. Ecology and Evolution 10(24):13742–13751.

Ribeiro, M. I., G. A. G. Rodrigues, G. L. Mathias, S. M. Silva, J. M. Corsato, and A. M. T. Fortes. 2020. Effect of seed coat rupture on the germination of Mimosa flocculosa Burkart (Leguminosae) seeds. Hoehnea 47:e072020.

Rodrigues-Junior, A. G., C. C. Baskin, J. M. Baskin, and O. C. De-Paula. 2020. The pleurogram, an under-investigated functional trait in seeds. Annals of Botany 127(2):167–174.

Rodrigues-Junior, A. G., M. T. A. Santos, J. Hass, B. S. M. Paschoal, and O. C. De-Paula. 2020. What kind of seed dormancy occurs in the legume genus Cassia? Scientific Reports 10(1):12194.

Santos-Silva, J., and T. J. Araújo. 2020. Are Fabaceae the principal super-hosts of galls in Brazil? Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 92(2):e20181115.

Scaccabarozzi, D., K. W. Dixon, S. Tomlinson, L. Milne, B. Bohman, R. D. Phillips, and S. Cozzolino. 2020. Pronounced differences in visitation by potential pollinators to co-occurring species of Fabaceae in the Southwest Australian biodiversity hotspot. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 194(3):308–325.

Scaccabarozzi, D., L. Guzzetti, R. D. Phillips, L. Milne, N. Tommasi, S. Cozzolino, and K. W. Dixon. 2020. Ecological factors driving pollination success in an orchid that mimics a range of Fabaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 194(2):253–269.

Silva, G. P., J. F. Sales, K. J. T. Nascimento, A. A. Rodrigues, G. N. Camelo, and E. E. D. L. Borges. 2020. Biochemical and physiological changes in Dipteryx alata Vog. seeds during germination and accelerated aging. South African Journal of Botany 131:84–92.

Silva, J. L., G. L. Demolin Leite, W. de Souza Tavares, F. W. Souza Silva, R. A. Sampaio, A. M. Azevedo, J. E. Serrão, and J. C. Zanuncio. 2020. Diversity of arthropods on Acacia mangium (Fabaceae) and production of this plant with dehydrated sewage sludge in degraded area. Royal Society Open Science 7(2):191196.

Silva, L. A., J. Vasconcellos-Neto, K. Del-Claro, and V. Stefani. 2020. Seasonally variable effects of spiders on herbivory and seed production of Chamaecrista neesiana (Leguminosae Caesalpinioideae). Ethology Ecology & Evolution 32(5):493–507.

Sirait, B. A., N. G. H. B. Sinulingga, M. N. Samosir, W. de Souza Tavares, S. K. Kkadan, M. Tarigan, and A. Duran. 2020. First report of Myllocerus scapularis Roelofs (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Rhytiphora bankii (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on commercial plantings of Acacia crassicarpa (Fabaceae) in Indonesia. The Coleopterists Bulletin 74(2):404–407.

Stewart, T., P. F. Scogings, and H. Baijnath. 2020. Dispersal of a forest liana into grasslands and post-establishment stand expansion. South African Journal of Botany 131:51–55.

Wang, G., S. Liu, Y. Fang, and Z. Shangguan. 2020. Adaptive changes in root morphological traits of Gramineae and Leguminosae seedlings in the ecological restoration of the semiarid region of northwest China. Land Degradation & Development 31(16):2417–2429.

Yang, M., Z. Li, L. Liu, A. Bo, C. Zhang, and M. Li. 2020. Ecological niche modeling of Astragalus membranaceus var. mongholicus medicinal plants in Inner Mongolia, China. Scientific Reports 10(1):12482.

Zamora-Natera, J. F., R. Rodriguez-Macias, E. Salcedo-Perez, P. García-Lopez, L. Barrientos-Ramirez, J. Vargas-Radillo, C. Soto-Velasco, and M. A. Ruiz-López. 2020. Forage potential of three wild species of genus Lupinus (Leguminosae) from Mexico. Legume Research – An International Journal 43(1):93–98.

Zhang, Y., K. Zhang, Y. Ji, and J. Tao. 2020. Physical dormancy and soil seed bank dynamics in seeds of Melilotus albus (Fabaceae). Flora 266:151600.

Zhou, Y., B. J. Wigley, M. F. Case, C. Coetsee, and A. C. Staver. 2020. Rooting depth as a key woody functional trait in savannas. New Phytologist 227(5):1350–1361.


Barreto, K. L., M. F. Fernandes, and L.P. de Queiroz. 2020. Flora of Bahia: Leguminosae–Centrosema (Papilionoideae: Phaseoleae). Sitientibus série Ciências Biológicas 20:10.13102/scb5280

Carvalho, C. S. de, M. P. Morim, and J. U. M. dos Santos. 2020. Sinopse taxonômica de Caesalpinioideae (Leguminosae) na Floresta Nacional de Caxiuanã, Pará, Brasil. Rodriguésia 71:e02982018.

Gogoi, J., and T. S. Rana. 2020. The rediscovery of Uraria lacei Craib (Leguminosae) after 67 years from India. PhytoKeys 160:99–107.

Gomes, G. da S., G. S. da Silva, R. F. Oliveira, J. da C. Gaspar, R. R. de Oliveira, M. de F. V. Araújo, and G. M. da Conceição. 2020. Floristic and phytosociological composition of the Leguminosae Juss., family, in Cerrado fragments of the East of Maranhão, Brazil. Research, Society and Development 9(5):e78953128.

Jose, R., E. J. Vincent, K. Subin, P. A. Jose, and A. G. Pandurangan. 2020. New population records and ecology of Humboldtia bourdillonii (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae) – A critically endangered tree of Southern Western Ghats, Kerala. Nelumbo 62(1):40–45.

Rodrigues, E. de M., R. T. de Queiroz, L. P. da Silva, F. K. da S. Monteiro, and J. I. M. de Melo. 2020. Fabaceae em um afloramento rochoso no Semiárido brasileiro. Rodriguésia 71:e02252018.

Sanjappa, M., and K. Ambarish. 2020. Leguminosae in Jammu and Kashmir State: A systematic checklist. Pages 621–655 in G. H. Dar and A. A. Khuroo, editors. Biodiversity of the Himalaya: Jammu and Kashmir State. Springer Singapore, Singapore.

Santos, T. T. dos, A. C. da S. Oliveira, R. T. de Queiroz, and J. S. Silva. 2020. O gênero Senna (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) no município de Caetité, Bahia, Brasil. Rodriguésia 71:e01222018.

Silva, R. P. da, R. T. de Queiroz, and A. P. Fortuna-Perez. 2020. O gênero Zornia (Fabaceae – Papilionoideae) no estado da Paraíba, Brasil. Rodriguésia 71:e02612018.

Swamy, J., and L. Rasingam. 2020. Notes on the distribution of Tephrosia noctiflora Bojer ex Baker (Leguminosae) in Andhra Pradesh. Zoo’s Print 35(5):113–116.

Tokaew, W., P. Chantaranothai, H. Balslev, and K. Wangwasit. 2020. Notes on Uraria (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae: Desmodieae) from Thailand and Vietnam. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 48:52–56.

Zhang, R.-P., S.-R. Zhang, J.-X. Wang, and X.-Y. Zhu. 2020. New records of Leguminosae for Flora of Myanmar. Journal of Japanese Botany 95(2):115–112.

Zhang, R.-P., and X.-Y. Zhu. 2020. Two new records of Leguminosae for Flora of Myanmar. Journal of Japanese Botany 95(1):51–54.

Microbiology, Nodulation & Root Symbiosis

diCenzo, G. C., M. Tesi, T. Pfau, A. Mengoni, and M. Fondi. 2020. Genome-scale metabolic reconstruction of the symbiosis between a leguminous plant and a nitrogen-fixing bacterium. Nature Communications 11(1):2574.

Franklin, J. B., K. Hockey, and H. Maherali. 2020. Population-level variation in host plant response to multiple microbial mutualists. American Journal of Botany 107(10):1389–1400.

Heath, K. D., J. C. Podowski, S. Heniff, C. R. Klinger, P. V Burke, D. J. Weese, W. H. Yang, and J. A. Lau. 2020. Light availability and rhizobium variation interactively mediate the outcomes of legume–rhizobium symbiosis. American Journal of Botany 107(2):229–238.

Hosseinalizadeh Nobarinezhad, M., and L. E. Wallace. 2020. Fine-scale patterns of genetic structure in the host plant Chamaecrista fasciculata (Fabaceae) and its nodulating Rhizobia symbionts. Plants 9:1719.

Laffont, C., A. Ivanovici, P. Gautrat, M. Brault, M. A. Djordjevic, and F. Frugier. 2020. The NIN transcription factor coordinates CEP and CLE signaling peptides that regulate nodulation antagonistically. Nature Communications 11(1):3167.

Orina, A., O. P. Gavrilova, T. Gagkaeva, B. Aleksey, and G. Kononenko. 2020. The contamination of Fabaceae plants with fungi and mycotoxins. Agricultural and Food Science 29(3):265–275.

Padrón-Rodríguez, L., R. M. Arias-Mota, R. Medel-Ortíz, and Y. de la Cruz-Elizondo. 2020. Interaction with arbuscular mycorrhizal and phosphate solubilizer fungi in Canavalia ensiformis (Fabaceae). Botanical Sciences 98(2):278–287.

Reynolds, H. S., R. Wagner, G. Wang, H. M. Burrill, J. D. Bever, and H. M. Alexander. 2020. Effects of the soil microbiome on the demography of two annual prairie plants. Ecology and Evolution 10(13):6208–6222.

Souza, S. C. R., L. A. Souza, M. A. Schiavinato, F. M. de Oliveira Silva, and S. A. L. de Andrade. 2020. Zinc toxicity in seedlings of three trees from the Fabaceae associated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 195:110450.

Wei, Y., A. Balaceanu, J. S. Rufian, C. Segonzac, A. Zhao, R. J. L. Morcillo, and A. P. Macho. 2020. An immune receptor complex evolved in soybean to perceive a polymorphic bacterial flagellin. Nature Communications 11(1):3763.

Molecular Biology, Genetics & Genomics

Antunes, A. M., C. P. Targueta, A. A. Castro, G. Souza, T. N. Soares, and M. P. C. Telles. 2020. Genome size and chromosome number of Dipteryx alata (Leguminosae): A model candidate for comparative genomics in Papilionoideae. Genetics and Molecular Research 19(3):gmr18640.

Banasiak, J., L. Borghi, N. Stec, E. Martinoia, and M. Jasiński. 2020. The full-size ABCG transporter of Medicago truncatula is involved in strigolactone secretion, affecting arbuscular mycorrhiza. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:18.

Benhizia, H., Y. Benhizia, R. Djeghar, F. Pustahija, S. Siljak-Yakovlev, and N. Khalfallah. 2020. Cytogenetic characterization, nuclear genome size, and pollen morphology of some Hedysarum L. taxa (Fabaceae) from Algeria, with emphasis on the origin of H. perrauderianum Coss. & Durieu. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution early view.

Choi, I.-S., T. A. Ruhlman, and R. K. Jansen. 2020. Comparative mitogenome analysis of the genus Trifolium reveals independent gene fission of ccmFn and intracellular gene transfers in Fabaceae. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21(6):1959.

Choi, I.-S., R. Jansen, and T. Ruhlman. 2020. Caught in the Act: Variation in plastid genome inverted repeat expansion within and between populations of Medicago minima. Ecology and Evolution 10(21):12129–12137.

Cui, H., Y. Wang, T. Yu, S. Chen, Y. Chen, and C. Lu. 2020. Heterologous expression of three Ammopiptanthus mongolicus dehydrin genes confers abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plants 9(2):193.

de Pádua de Oliveira Paula, A., G. R. dos Santos, L. Costa, R. Pestana, G. Souza, G. M. de Sousa, A. V. Leite, and R. de Carvalho. 2020. Karyotypic variability in Calliandra sect. Androcallis (Leguminosae–Caesalpinioideae). Plant Biosystems – An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology 0(0):1–10.

Ferraz, M. E., A. Fonsêca, and A. Pedrosa-Harand. 2020. Multiple and independent rearrangements revealed by comparative cytogenetic mapping in the dysploid Leptostachyus group (Phaseolus L., Leguminosae). Chromosome Research 28(3):395–405.

Franco, A. L., A. Figueredo, L. de M. Pereira, S. M. de Sousa, G. Souza, M. A. Carvalho, M. F. Simon, and L. F. Viccini. 2020. Low cytomolecular diversification in the genus Stylosanthes Sw. (Papilionoideae, Leguminosae). Genetics and Molecular Biology 43:e20180250.

García, A. V, A. M. Ortiz, M. C. Silvestri, A. R. Custodio, M. C. Moretzsohn, and G. I. Lavia. 2020. Occurrence of 2n microspore production in diploid interspecific hybrids between the wild parental species of peanut (Arachis hypogaea L., Leguminosae) and its relevance in the genetic origin of the cultigen. Crop Science 60(5):2420–2436.

Goyal, P., M. M. Manzoor, R. A. Vishwakarma, D. Sharma, M. K. Dhar, and S. Gupta. 2020. A comprehensive transcriptome-wide identification and screening of WRKY gene family engaged in abiotic stress in Glycyrrhiza glabra. Scientific Reports 10(1):373.

Hong, Z., J. Li, X. Liu, J. Lian, N. Zhang, Z. Yang, Y. Niu, Z. Cui, and D. Xu. 2020. The chromosome-level draft genome of Dalbergia odorifera. GigaScience 9(8):giaa084.

Hung, T. H., T. So, S. Sreng, B. Thammavong, C. Boounithiphonh, D. H. Boshier, and J. J. MacKay. 2020. Reference transcriptomes and comparative analyses of six species in the threatened rosewood genus Dalbergia. Scientific Reports 10(1):17749.

Kalmankar, N. V, R. Venkatesan, P. Balaram, and R. Sowdhamini. 2020. Transcriptomic profiling of the medicinal plant Clitoria ternatea: Identification of potential genes in cyclotide biosynthesis. Scientific Reports 10(1):12658.

Kim, M.-S., R. Lozano, J. H. Kim, D. N. Bae, S.-T. Kim, J.-H. Park, M. S. Choi, J. Kim, H.-C. Ok, S.-K. Park, M. A. Gore, J.-K. Moon, and S.-C. Jeong. 2021. The patterns of deleterious mutations during the domestication of soybean. Nature Communications 12(1):97.

Li, J., and C. Ye. 2020. Genome-wide analysis of microsatellite and sex-linked marker identification in Gleditsia sinensis. BMC Plant Biology 20(1):338.

Liao, W., Z. Mei, L. Miao, P. Liu, and R. Gao. 2020. Comparative transcriptome analysis of root, stem, and leaf tissues of Entada phaseoloides reveals potential genes involved in triterpenoid saponin biosynthesis. BMC Genomics 21(1):639.

Mata-Sucre, Y., L. Costa, E. Gagnon, G. P. Lewis, I. J. Leitch, and G. Souza. 2020. Revisiting the cytomolecular evolution of the Caesalpinia group (Leguminosae): A broad sampling reveals new correlations between cytogenetic and environmental variables. Plant Systematics and Evolution 306(2):48.

Mata-Sucre, Y., M. Sader, B. Van-Lume, E. Gagnon, A. Pedrosa-Harand, I. J. Leitch, G. P. Lewis, and G. Souza. 2020. How diverse is heterochromatin in the Caesalpinia group? Cytogenomic characterization of Erythrostemon hughesii Gagnon & G.P. Lewis (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae). Planta 252(4):49.

Moharana, K. C., and T. M. Venancio. 2020. Polyploidization events shaped the transcription factor repertoires in legumes (Fabaceae). The Plant Journal 103(2):726–741.

Moraes, A. P., M. Vatanparast, C. Polido, A. Marques, G. Souza, A. P. Fortuna-Perez, and E. R. Forni-Martins. 2020. Chromosome number evolution in dalbergioid legumes (Papilionoideae, Leguminosae). Brazilian Journal of Botany 43(3):575–587.

Nelson, M. N., J. S. Jabbari, R. Turakulov, A. Pradhan, M. Pazos-Navarro, J. S. Stai, S. B. Cannon, and D. Real. 2020. The first genetic map for a psoraleoid legume (Bituminaria bituminosa) reveals highly conserved synteny with phaseoloid legumes. Plants 9(8):973.

Porturas, L. D., and K. A. Segraves. 2020. Whole genome duplication does not promote common modes of reproductive isolation in Trifolium pratense. American Journal of Botany 107(5):833–841.

Qin, S., K. Wei, Z. Cui, Y. Liang, M. Li, L. Gu, C. Yang, X. Zhou, L. Li, W. Xu, C. Liu, J. Miao, and Z. Zhang. 2020. Comparative genomics of Spatholobus suberectus and insight into flavonoid biosynthesis. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:1372.

Saxena, S., S. Sahu, T. Kaila, D. Nigam, P. K. Chaduvla, A. R. Rao, S. Sanand, N. K. Singh, and K. Gaikwad. 2020. Transcriptome profiling of differentially expressed genes in cytoplasmic male-sterile line and its fertility restorer line in pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan L.). BMC Plant Biology 20(1):74.

Singh, K., L. Kamphuis, and M. Nelson, editors. 2020. The Lupin Genome. Springer International Publishing.

Xu, W., Q. Zhang, W. Yuan, F. Xu, M. Muhammad Aslam, R. Miao, Y. Li, Q. Wang, X. Li, X. Zhang, K. Zhang, T. Xia, and F. Cheng. 2020. The genome evolution and low-phosphorus adaptation in white lupin. Nature Communications 11(1):1069.

Yan, F., Y. Zhu, Y. Zhao, Y. Wang, J. Li, Q. Wang, and Y. Liu. 2020. De novo transcriptome sequencing and analysis of salt-, alkali-, and drought-responsive genes in Sophora alopecuroides. BMC Genomics 21(1):423.


Han, F., T. Yang, K. Zhang, Y. Hou, and B. Song. 2020. Early Oligocene Podocarpium (Leguminosae) from Qaidam Basin and its paleoecological and biogeographical implications. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 282:104309.

Li, X.-C., S. R. Manchester, Q. Wang, L. Xiao, T.-L. Qi, Y.-Z. Yao, D. Ren, and Q. Yang. 2020. A unique record of Cercis from the late early Miocene of interior Asia and its significance for paleoenvironments and paleophytogeography. Journal of Systematics and Evolution early view.

Yang, T., L. Han, H. Chen, Y. Wang, H. Wang, L. Bao, W. Li, J. Cai, W. Liang, Y. Dai, L. Zhang, S. Xie, and D. Yan. 2020. Oligocene Desmanthus (Leguminosae) from the Qaidam Basin in northeastern Tibetan Plateau, China, and its implications for paleoclimate and paleoelevation. Historical Biology early view.


de Pádua de Oliveira Paula, A., G. R. dos Santos, G. M. de Sousa, A. V. Leite, L. P. de Queiroz, and R. de Carvalho. 2020. Palynological characterisation of the Androcallis, Microcallis, and Monticola sections of the genus Calliandra Benth. (Leguminosae – Mimosoid Clade) present in north-eastern Brazil. Grana 59(5):335–347.

Koen, J., M. M. Slabbert, M. Booyse, and C. Bester. 2020. Honeybush (Cyclopia spp.) pollen viability and surface morphology. South African Journal of Botany 128:167–173.

Satthaphorn, J., W. Phuphumirat, and C. Leeratiwong. 2020. Pollen morphology of the genus Campylotropis (Leguminosae) in Thailand and its systematic implications. Tropical Natural History 20(2):191–202.


Guilbeault-Mayers, X., B. L. Turner, and E. Laliberté. 2020. Greater root phosphatase activity of tropical trees at low phosphorus despite strong variation among species. Ecology 101(8):e03090.

Hasanuzzaman, M., S. Araújo, and S. S. Gill, editors. 2020. The Plant Family Fabaceae: Biology and Physiological Responses to Environmental Stresses. Springer Singapore, Singapore.

Hung, T. H., R. Gooda, G. Rizzuto, T. So, B. Thammavong, H. T. Tran, R. Jalonen, D. H. Boshier, and J. J. MacKay. 2020. Physiological responses of rosewoods Dalbergia cochinchinensis and D. oliveri under drought and heat stresses. Ecology and Evolution 10(19):10872–10885.

Manvailer, V., and E. Scremin-Dias. 2020. Drought adaptation in populations of Inga vera subsp. affinis (DC.) T.D.Penn. that are exposed to extensive seasonal flooding. Flora 271:151678.

Santos, D. Y. A. C., M. J. P. Ferreira, T. M. Matos, W. R. Sala-Carvalho, F. Anselmo-Moreira, L. P. Roma, J. C. S. Carvalho, M. Peña-Hidalgo, K. French, M. J. Waterman, S. A. Robinson, and C. M. Furlan. 2020. UV-B and drought stress influenced growth and cellular compounds of two cultivars of Phaseolus vulgaris L. (Fabaceae). Photochemistry and Photobiology early view.

Vinson, C. C., A. P. Z. Mota, B. N. Porto, T. N. Oliveira, I. Sampaio, A. L. Lacerda, E. G. J. Danchin, P. M. Guimaraes, T. C. R. Williams, and A. C. M. Brasileiro. 2020. Characterization of raffinose metabolism genes uncovers a wild Arachis galactinol synthase conferring tolerance to abiotic stresses. Scientific Reports 10(1):15258.

Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics & Evolution

Aygoren Uluer, D., F. Forest, and J. A. Hawkins. 2020. Supermatrix analyses and molecular clock rooting of Fabales: Exploring the effects of outgroup choice and long branch attraction on topology. Botany 98(4):231–247.

Aygoren Uluer, D., J. A. Hawkins, and F. Forest. 2020. Interfamilial relationships in order Fabales: New insights from the nuclear regions sqd1 and 26S rDNA. Plant Systematics and Evolution 306(4):66.

Bai, H.-R., O. Oyebanji, R. Zhang, and T.-S. Yi. 2020. Plastid phylogenomic insights into the evolution of subfamily Dialioideae (Leguminosae). Plant Diversity early view.

Berlingeri, C., M. B. Crespo, and T. Calles. 2020. The Macroptilium gracile species complex (Fabaceae, Papilionoideae): An integrative taxonomic study based on morphological, molecular and ecological data. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 194(1):118–139.

Cândido, E. S., M. Vatanparast, W. de Vargas, L. M. P. A. Bezerra, G. P. Lewis, V. F. Mansano, A. O. Simões, M. J. Silva, C. Stirton, A. M. G. A. Tozzi, and A. P. Fortuna-Perez. 2020. Molecular phylogenetic insights into the evolution of Eriosema (Fabaceae): A recent tropical savanna-adapted genus. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 194(4):439–459.

Jiang, K.-W., R. Zhang, Z.-F. Zhang, B. Pan, and B. Tian. 2020. DNA barcoding and molecular phylogeny of Dumasia (Fabaceae: Phaseoleae) reveals a cryptic lineage. Plant Diversity 42(5):376–385.

Koenen, E. J. M., C. Kidner, É. R. de Souza, M. F. Simon, J. R. Iganci, J. A. Nicholls, G. K. Brown, L. P. de Queiroz, M. Luckow, G. P. Lewis, R. T. Pennington, and C. E. Hughes. 2020. Hybrid capture of 964 nuclear genes resolves evolutionary relationships in the mimosoid legumes and reveals the polytomous origins of a large pantropical radiation. American Journal of Botany 107(12):1710–1735.

Koenen, E. J. M., D. I. Ojeda, F. T. Bakker, J. J. Wieringa, C. Kidner, O. J. Hardy, R. T. Pennington, P. S. Herendeen, A. Bruneau, and C. E. Hughes. 2020. The origin of the legumes is a complex paleopolyploid phylogenomic tangle closely associated with the Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) mass extinction event. Systematic Biology In Press:syaa041.

Koenen, E. J. M., D. I. Ojeda, R. Steeves, J. Migliore, F. T. Bakker, J. J. Wieringa, C. Kidner, O. J. Hardy, R. T. Pennington, A. Bruneau, and C. E. Hughes. 2020. Large-scale genomic sequence data resolve the deepest divergences in the legume phylogeny and support a near-simultaneous evolutionary origin of all six subfamilies. New Phytologist 225(3):1355–1369.

Mendes, T. P., A. O. de Souza, and M. J. da Silva. 2020. Molecular phylogeny and diversification timing of the Chamaecrista sect. Absus subsect. Absus ser. Paniculatae, a newly circumscribed and predominantly endemic of the Cerrado Biome group. Phytotaxa 446(3):159–182.

Morales, M., F. Giannoni, M. V Inza, M. C. Soldati, C. F. Bessega, L. Poggio, N. Zelener, and R. H. Fortunato. 2020. Genetic and morphological diversity and population structure of a polyploid complex of Mimosa (Leguminosae). Systematics and Biodiversity 18(3):237–254.

Ohashi, K., H. Ohashi, T. Nemoto, and K. Nata. 2020. Phylogenetic analyses for a new classification of the Desmodium group of Leguminosae tribe Desmodieae 4. Desmodium and Oxytes in Oceania. Journal of Japanese Botany 95(5):259–272.

Oyebanji, O., R. Zhang, S.-Y. Chen, and T.-S. Yi. 2020. New insights into the plastome evolution of the Millettioid/Phaseoloid clade (Papilionoideae, Leguminosae). Frontiers in Plant Science 11:151.

Qin, M., C.-J. Zhu, J.-B. Yang, M. Vatanparast, R. Schley, Q. Lai, D.-Y. Zhang, T.-Y. Tu, B. B. Klitgård, S.-J. Li, and D.-X. Zhang. 2020. Comparative analysis of complete plastid genome reveals powerful barcode regions for identifying wood of Dalbergia odorifera and D. tonkinensis (Leguminosae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution early view.

Schley, R. J., R. T. Pennington, O. A. Pérez-Escobar, A. J. Helmstetter, M. de la Estrella, I. Larridon, I. A. B. Sabino Kikuchi, T. G. Barraclough, F. Forest, and B. Klitgård. 2020. Introgression across evolutionary scales suggests reticulation contributes to Amazonian tree diversity. Molecular Ecology 29(21):4170–4185.

Sinou, C., W. Cardinal-McTeague, and A. Bruneau. 2020. Testing generic limits in Cercidoideae (Leguminosae): Insights from plastid and duplicated nuclear gene sequences. TAXON 69(1):67–86.

Su, C., L. Duan, P. Liu, J. Liu, Z. Chang, and J. Wen. 2020. Chloroplast phylogenomics and character evolution of eastern Asian Astragalus (Leguminosae): Tackling the phylogenetic structure of the largest genus of flowering plants in Asia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution:107025.

Zhang, R., Y.-H. Wang, J.-J. Jin, G. W. Stull, A. Bruneau, D. Cardoso, L. P. de Queiroz, M. J. Moore, S.-D. Zhang, S.-Y. Chen, J. Wang, D.-Z. Li, and T.-S. Yi. 2020. Exploration of plastid phylogenomic conflict yields new insights into the deep relationships of Leguminosae. Systematic Biology 69(4):613–622.


Bouobouo, P. L., H. N. Ikome, F. Ngandeu, H. Dufat, A. T. Tchinda, and B. T. A. Ngadjui. 2020. Prenylated flavanone and other constituents of the twigs of Millettia duchesnei (Leguminosae). Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Sciences 10(5):222–229.

Carvalho, P. A. S. de V., M. de Carvalho Moretzsohn, A. C. M. Brasileiro, P. M. Guimarães, T. da Silveira Agostini-Costa, J. P. da Silva, and M. A. Gimenes. 2020. Presence of resveratrol in wild Arachis species adds new value to this overlooked genetic resource. Scientific Reports 10(1):12787.

Gupta, A., A. Tripathi, and P. Gupta. 2020. Extraction, isolation and characterization of Bauhinia variegata flower. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 3(2):9–12.

Kang, S.-H., R. P. Pandey, C.-M. Lee, J.-S. Sim, J.-T. Jeong, B.-S. Choi, M. Jung, D. Ginzburg, K. Zhao, S. Y. Won, T.-J. Oh, Y. Yu, N.-H. Kim, O. R. Lee, T.-H. Lee, P. Bashyal, T.-S. Kim, W.-H. Lee, C. Hawkins, C.-K. Kim, J. S. Kim, B. O. Ahn, S. Y. Rhee, and J. K. Sohng. 2020. Genome-enabled discovery of anthraquinone biosynthesis in Senna tora. Nature Communications 11(1):5875.

Kinyok, M. J., A. Wilhelm, E. L. D. Kamto, J. N. Mbing, S. L. Bonnet, and D. E. Pegnyemb. 2020. Chemical constituents of the leaves of Anthonotha macrophylla (Leguminosae). Natural Product Research In Press:1–8.

Landry Claude, K. A., K. A. Faustin, A. K. Barthélemy, K. D. Jacques, D. Sissouma, M. S. Blandine, L. Karine, and C. Pierre. 2020. Chemical study of the seeds of Erythrophleum ivorense A. Chev. (Fabaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 91:104059.

Lima, R. M., S. Kylarová, P. Mergaert, and É. Kondorosi. 2020. Unexplored arsenals of legume peptides with potential for their applications in medicine and agriculture. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:1307.

Lui, A. C. W., P. Y. Lam, K. H. Chan, L. Wang, Y. Tobimatsu, and C. Lo. 2020. Convergent recruitment of 5′-hydroxylase activities by CYP75B flavonoid B-ring hydroxylases for tricin biosynthesis in Medicago legumes. New Phytologist 228(1):269–284.

Ngamwonglumlert, L., S. Devahastin, N. Chiewchan, and G. S. V. Raghavan. 2020. Color and molecular structure alterations of brazilein extracted from Caesalpinia sappan L. under different pH and heating conditions. Scientific Reports 10(1):12386.

Pereira Cabrera, S., C. A. Camara, and T. M. S. Silva. 2020. Chemical constituents of flowers from Geoffroea spinosa Jacq. (Leguminosae), a plant species visited by bees. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 88:103965.

Tatsuzawa, F. 2020. Flavonoids in the blue flowers of Parochetus communis Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (Leguminosae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 92:104108.

Population Genetics

Aguilar, D. L., M. C. Acosta, M. C. Baranzelli, A. N. Sérsic, J. Delatorre-Herrera, A. Verga, and A. Cosacov. 2020. Ecophylogeography of the disjunct South American xerophytic tree species Prosopis chilensis (Fabaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 129(4):793–809.

Aguirre-Morales, C. A., E. Thomas, C. I. Cardozo, J. Gutiérrez, C. Alcázar Caicedo, L. G. Moscoso Higuita, L. A. Becerra López-Lavalle, and M. A. González. 2020. Genetic diversity of the rain tree (Albizia saman) in Colombian seasonally dry tropical forest for informing conservation and restoration interventions. Ecology and Evolution 10(4):1905–1916.

Amor, M. D., J. C. Johnson, and E. A. James. 2020. Identification of clonemates and genetic lineages using next-generation sequencing (ddRADseq) guides conservation of a rare species, Bossiaea vombata (Fabaceae). Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 45:125544.

Badr, A., N. El-Sherif, S. Aly, S. D. Ibrahim, and M. Ibrahim. 2020. Genetic diversity among selected Medicago sativa cultivars using inter-retrotransposon-amplified polymorphism, chloroplast DNA barcodes and morpho-agronomic trait analyses. Plants 9(8):995.

Bagheri, A., S. Abbasi, M. Mahmoodi, A. A. Roofigar, and F. R. Blattner. 2020. Genetic structure and conservation status of Astragalus subrecognitus (Fabaceae): A very rare and narrow endemic species. Plant Ecology and Evolution 153(1):101–107.

Chequer Charan, D., C. Pometti, M. Cony, J. C. Vilardi, B. O. Saidman, and C. Bessega. 2020. Genetic variance distribution of SSR markers and economically important quantitative traits in a progeny trial of Prosopis chilensis (Leguminosae): Implications for the ‘Algarrobo’ management programme. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research:1–15.

Demenou, B. B., J. Migliore, M. Heuertz, F. K. Monthe, D. I. Ojeda, J. J. Wieringa, G. Dauby, L. Albreht, A. Boom, and O. J. Hardy. 2020. Plastome phylogeography in two African rain forest legume trees reveals that Dahomey Gap populations originate from the Cameroon volcanic line. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 150:106854.

Donkpegan, A. S. L., R. Piñeiro, M. Heuertz, J. Duminil, K. Daïnou, J.-L. Doucet, and O. J. Hardy. 2020. Population genomics of the widespread African savannah trees Afzelia africana and Afzelia quanzensis reveals no significant past fragmentation of their distribution ranges. American Journal of Botany 107(3):498–509.

Encinas-Viso, F., C. McDonald-Spicer, N. Knerr, P. H. Thrall, and L. Broadhurst. 2020. Different landscape effects on the genetic structure of two broadly distributed woody legumes, Acacia salicina and A. stenophylla (Fabaceae). Ecology and Evolution 10(23):13476–13487.

Fava, W. S., P. C. da Costa, and A. P. Lorenz. 2020. Ecological niche modelling and genetic analyses reveal lack of geographic differentiation of Leptolobium dasycarpum (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae) across the Brazilian savannah. Flora 264:151566.

Gonçalves, A. R., L. O. Barateli, U. J. B. de Souza, A. M. S. Pereira, B. W. Bertoni, and M. P. de C. Telles. 2020. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers in Stryphnodendron adstringens (Leguminosae). Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 26(10):2095–2101.

Hirsch, H., D. M. Richardson, A. Pauchard, and J. J. Le Roux. 2020. Genetic analyses reveal complex introduction histories for the invasive tree Acacia dealbata Link around the world. Diversity and Distributions early view.

Hu, W. 2020. Development of 31 EST-SNP markers in Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch (Leguminosae) based on transcriptomics. Conservation Genetics Resources 12(2):219–223.

Johnson, B. N., M. L. A. Quashie, G. Chaix, L. Camus-Kulandaivelu, K. Adjonou, K. N. Segla, A. D. Kokutse, C. Ouinsavi, B. A. Bationo, H. Rabiou, K. Kokou, and H. Vignes. 2020. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers for the threatened African endemic tree species Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir. Ecology and Evolution 10(23):13403–13411.

Liu, Y., F. Yi, G. Yang, Y. Wang, C. Pubu, R. He, Y. Xiao, J. Wang, N. Lu, J. Wang, and W. Ma. 2020. Geographic population genetic structure and diversity of Sophora moorcroftiana based on genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS). PeerJ 8:e9609.

Lompo, D., B. Vinceti, H. Konrad, J. Duminil, and T. Geburek. 2020. Fine-scale spatial genetic structure, mating, and gene dispersal patterns in Parkia biglobosa populations with different levels of habitat fragmentation. American Journal of Botany 107(7):1041–1053.

Muniz, A. C., J. P. Lemos-Filho, H. A. Souza, R. C. Marinho, R. S. Buzatti, M. Heuertz, and M. B. Lovato. 2020. The protected tree Dimorphandra wilsonii (Fabaceae) is a population of inter-specific hybrids: Recommendations for conservation in the Brazilian Cerrado/Atlantic Forest ecotone. Annals of Botany 126(1):191–203.

Nyairo, R., and T. Machimura. 2020. Potential effects of climate and human influence changes on range and diversity of nine Fabaceae species and implications for nature’s contribution to people in Kenya. Climate 8:109.

Plenk, K., W. Willner, O. N. Demina, M. Höhn, A. Kuzemko, K. Vassilev, and M. Kropf. 2020. Phylogeographic evidence for long-term persistence of the Eurasian steppe plant Astragalus onobrychis in the Pannonian region (eastern Central Europe). Flora 264:151555.

Viruel, J., N. Le Galliot, S. Pironon, G. Nieto Feliner, J.-P. Suc, F. Lakhal-Mirleau, M. Juin, M. Selva, M. Bou Dagher Kharrat, L. Ouahmane, S. La Malfa, K. Diadema, H. Sanguin, F. Médail, and A. Baumel. 2020. A strong east–west Mediterranean divergence supports a new phylogeographic history of the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua, Leguminosae) and multiple domestications from native populations. Journal of Biogeography 47(2):460–471.


Bacchetta, G., S. Brullo, L. Feoli Chaipella, T. Cusma Velari, G. Fenu, and G. Guisso Del Galdo. 2020. Taxonomic remarks on Genista salzmannii group (Fabaceae) in Sardinia and Corsica. Phytotaxa 449(1):31–51.

Balan, A. P., and R. Prakashkumar. 2020. Lectotypification of five names in Indian Tephrosia (Fabaceae). Kew Bulletin 75(1):21.

Bogdanovic, S., C. Brullo, S. Brullo, S. Cambria, and G. G. Del Galdo. 2020. Psoralea bituminosa var. atropurpurea (Psoraleeae, Fabaceae) from Morocco recognised as a distinct species in Bituminaria. Phytotaxa 451(3):195–205.

Cardoso, D., C. Mattos, F. Filardi, A. Delgado-Salinas, M. Lavin, P. Moraes, F. Tapia, and H. Lima. 2020. A molecular phylogeny of the pantropical papilionoid legume Aeschynomene supports reinstating the ecologically and morphologically coherent genus Ctenodon. Neodiversity 13:1–38.

Carvalho, C. S. de, C. N. de Fraga, D. B. O. S. Cardoso, and H. C. Lima. 2020. (2756) Proposal to conserve Dipteryx nom. cons. against the additional name Baryosma (Leguminosae). TAXON 69(4):826–827.

Castillon, E. E., J. Á. V. Quintanilla, and A.-D. Salinas. 2020. Morphological range changes in Mexican Astragalus radicans Hornem. (Fabaceae: Galegeae): Review of its taxonomy and nomenclature. Phytotaxa 470(2):123–132.

Compton, J. A., and B. D. Schrire. 2020. A reappraisal of Adinobotrys Dunn (Fabaceae) with two new combinations. PhytoKeys 165:63–67.

de Carvalho, C., C. de Fraga, D. B.O.S. Cardoso, and H. C. Lima. 2020. Tonka, baru and cumaru: Nomenclatural overview, typification and updated checklist of Dipteryx (Leguminosae). TAXON 69(3):582–592.

de Queiroz, L. P., and C. Snak. 2020. Revisiting the taxonomy of Dioclea and related genera (Leguminosae, Papilionoideae), with new generic circumscriptions. PhytoKeys 164:67–114.

de Queiroz, L. P., A. C. S. Oliveira, and C. Snak. 2020. Disentangling the taxonomy of the Galactia–Camptosema–Collaea complex with new generic circumscriptions in the Galactia clade (Leguminosae, Diocleae). Neodiversity 13:56–94.

Dhakad, A., V. V. Pandey, R. Kumar, A. Thakur, A. Chandra, and P. Verma. 2020. Molecular taxonomy of Indopiptadenia oudhensis (Brandis) Brenan (Leguminosae – Mimosoideae) – A threatened endemic monotypic genus. Current Botany 11:28–33.

Domina, G., F. Bartolucci, P. Mráz, L. Peruzzi, F. Conti, O. Šída, and G. Galasso. 2020. Typification and taxonomic remarks on five species names in Cytisus (Fabaceae). PhytoKeys 155:1–14.

Ferrer-Gallego, P. P., E. Laguna, and S. Talavera. 2020. (2739) Proposal to conserve the name Coronilla minima (Leguminosae: Loteae) with a conserved type. TAXON 69(2):408–410.

Gavade, S. K., L. J. G. van der Maesen, and M. M. Lekhak. 2020. Taxonomic revision of the genus Flemingia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) in India. Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Webbia) 75(2):141–218.

Ghahremaninejad, F., A. N. Falatoury, and F. Memariani. 2020. Typification and an emended description of Astragalus moussavii (Fabaceae, Papilionoideae). Phytotaxa 441(1):60–68.

Jiang, K.-W. 2020. New combinations in the genus Phanera (Fabaceae: Cercidoideae) of China. Journal of Japanese Botany 95(4):211–213.

Kalinkina, V. A., Y. V Mikhaylova, and D. E. Kislov. 2020. Diversity and taxonomy of the Trifolium lupinaster polymorphic complex in Eastern Europe and Asia. Flora 267:151597.

Kumar, K. S., S. Arumugam, and V. K. Mastakar. 2020. Lectotypification of Albizia lathamii (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae). Phytotaxa 446(4):260–264.

Lewis, G. P. 2020. New combinations in Guilandina (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae). Kew Bulletin 75(1):10.

Lewis, G. 2020. 954. DELONIX REGIA. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 37(3):324–331.

Liao, M., and B. Xu. 2020. Campylotropis albopubescens stat. nov. (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae: Desmodieae): The only species in the genus reproduced via rootstocks. Phytotaxa 454(3):226–230.

Mishra, A. K., V. Gupta, and V. V. Wagh. 2020. Lectotypification of Rhynchosia acuminatifolia (Leguminosae). Phytotaxa 472(3):292–294.

Nair, K. M. V., and N. N. Mohanan. 2020. Lectotypification of Vigna wightii (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae). Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Webbia) 75(2):281–286.

Ohashi, H., and K. Ohashi. 2020. Systematic position of Desmodium vidalii (Leguminosae Tribe Desmodieae) and distribution of Desmodium in Indochina. Journal of Japanese Botany 95(1):1–8.

Ohashi, K., H. Ohashi, and K. Nata. 2020. Revival of Murtonia (Leguminosae Tribe Desmodieae). Journal of Japanese Botany 95(2):76–84.

Piñeros-U, L. P., and F. González. 2020. Revisión taxonómica de Dalea (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) en Colombia. Caldasia 42(2):220–240.

Ribeiro, P. G., D. S. Seigler, and J. E. Ebinger. 2020. New combination and new synonymy in Piptadenia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae). Phytologia 102(1):1–4.

Romão, M. V. V., and V. de Freitas Mansano. 2020. Parkinsonia glauca (Caesalpinioideae, Leguminosae), a new combination and status. Phytotaxa 435(3):248–250.

Saisorn, W., and P. Chantaranothai. 2020. The genus Ototropis (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in Thailand. Tropical Natural History 20(1):72–88.

Schultze-Kraft, R., B. G. Cook, and A. Ciprián. 2020. Clearing confusion in Stylosanthes taxonomy. 2. S. macrocephala M.B. Ferreira & Sousa Costa vs. S. capitata Vogel and S. bracteata Vogel. Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales 8(3):250–262.

Souza, A. O. de, and M. J. da Silva. 2020. Updated taxonomic circumscription of Chamaecrista sect. Absus subsect. Absus series Rigidulae (Leguminosae, Caesalpinioideae). Phytotaxa 462(1):1–87.

Tiwari, A. P. 2020. Taxonomic identity of Alysicarpus pokleanus (Papilionoideae: Leguminosae). Phytotaxa 452(4):288–293.

Tiwari, A. P. 2020. Reinstatement and lectotypification of Alysicarpus procumbens (Papilionoideae, Leguminosae/Fabaceae), an Indian endemic legume. Nordic Journal of Botany 38(6):e02648.

Tiwari, A. P., A. N. Shukla, K. K. Khanna, and R. L. S. Sikarwar. 2020. Lectotypification of Alysicarpus gracilis (Papilionoideae: Leguminosae).

van Do, T., and X. F. Gao. 2020. Taxonomic revision of the genus Flemingia (Leguminosae) from Indo-Chinese floristic region. Phytotaxa 429(1):1–38.

Yıldırım, B., A. G. Mutlu, H. Genç, Y. Arslan, A. Kıyak, and D. Trak. 2020. Molecular and elemental characterizations and taxonomic notes of three endemic Lathyrus L. species. South African Journal of Botany 132:68–72.

New Species

Ajao, A. A.-N., T. P. Jaca, and A. N. Moteetee. 2020. Rhynchosia ngwenyii (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae), a new species of Rhynchosia from South Africa. Phytotaxa 468(2):221–225.

Aytaç, Z., Ö. Çeçen, and A. Fişne. 2020. Astragalus sertavulensis (sect. Onobrychoidei/Fabaceae), a new species from Turkey. Nordic Journal of Botany 38(9):e02829.

Aytac, Z., B. K. Igci, and T. S. Koruklu. 2020. Hedysarum nallihanse (Fabaceae): A new species from Turkey. Phytotaxa 471(3):267–275.

Aytac, Z., P. Rabaute, and P. Coulot. 2020. Onobrychis silvanensis sp. nov., a new Fabaceae (sect. Hymenobrychis) taxon from Turkey. Phytotaxa 477(2):253–260.

Butcher, R. 2020. Tephrosia cardiophylla (Fabaceae: Millettieae), a distinctive, new, conservation-listed species from Western Australia’s Kimberley sandstones. Nuytsia 31:47–51.

Cacharani, D. A., M. E. Barrandeguy, M. Garcia, M. L. Costas, O. G. Martínez, and D. E. Prado. 2020. A new variety of Anadenanthera colubrina (Leguminosae Mimosoideae) from Argentina. Boletin de la Sociedad Argentina de Botanica 55(3):403–410.

Castillón, E. E., J. Á. V. Quintanilla, and J. A. E. Dominguez. 2020. A new species and a new section of Astragalus (Fabaceae: Papilionoideae) from Mexico. Phytotaxa 428(3):163–172.

Castillon, E. E., J. Martinez-Ramirez, A. A. Mares-Guerrero, and G. Ocampo. 2020. A new outstanding species and a new section of Dalea (Fabaceae: Papilionoideae) from central Mexico. Phytotaxa 2:145–152.

Chen, J.-T., D.-G. Zhang, Z.-Y. Lv, X.-H. Huang, P.-J. Liu, J.-N. Yang, J.-Y. Yang, K. Tojibaev, T. Deng, and H. Sun. 2020. Oxytropis shennongjiaensis (Fabaceae), a new species from Hubei, Central China. PhytoKeys 149:117–128.

Cota, M. M. T., J. G. Rando, and R. Mello-Silva. 2020. Chamaecrista (Leguminosae) of the Diamantina Plateau, Minas Gerais, Brazil, with six new species and taxonomic novelties. Phytotaxa 469(1):1–82.

de Queiroz, L. P., F. G. Oliveira, B. Cedraz, R. Briggitthe Melchor-Castro, and M. F. Fernandes. 2020. A new species of Bauhinia from coastal areas in Northeastern Brazil. Phytotaxa 435(4):293–300.

Debouck, D. G., N. Chaves-Barrantes, and R. Araya-Villalobos. 2020. Phaseolus albicarminus (Leguminosae, Phaseoleae), a new wild bean species from the subhumid forests of southern central Costa Rica. Phytotaxa 449(1):1–14.

Falcao, M. J. D. A., and V. D. F. Mansano. 2020. Dialium heterophyllum (Fabaceae: Dialioideae), a new tree species from the Amazon. Phytotaxa 477(1):47–59.

Ferreira, J. J. D. S., D. S. Gissi, A. P. F. Perez, and J. S. Silva. 2020. Two new species of Stylosanthes Sw. (Leguminosae—Papilionoideae) endemic to Bahia State, Brazil. Phytotaxa 456(2):157–165.

Hamzaoglu, E., and M. Koç. 2020. Hedysarum turcicum (Hedysareae, Fabaceae), a new species from Turkey. Phytotaxa 428(1):1–6.

Huamantupa-Chuquimaco, I., H. C. de Lima, and D. B. Cardoso. 2020. Tachigali inca (Caesalpinioideae – Leguminosae), a new species of giant tree from Amazonian forests. Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Webbia) 75(2):243–250.

Jiang, K., Y. Huang, and T. M. Moura. 2020. Mucuna guangxiensis, a new species of Mucuna subg. Macrocarpa (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) from China. Phytotaxa 433(2):145–152.

Jongkind, C., and F. Breteler. 2020. Englerodendron libassum (Leguminosae-Detarioideae-Amherstieae), a new critically endangered tree species from coastal Liberia. Plant Ecology and Evolution 153(3):487–491.

Kochanovski, F. J., Â. L. B. Sartori, and V. de Freitas Mansano. 2020. Peltogyne barbata (Leguminosae, Detarioideae), a new species endemic to the Trombetas River area, Brazil. Kew Bulletin 75(1):6.

Matos, R. G., A. O. de Souza, I. S. Santos, and M. J. da Silva. 2020. Leaf anatomy and macro-morphological data support a new species of the legume genus Chamaecrista (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae) from Goiás, Brazil. Phytotaxa 443(2):167–178.

Morales, M., R. H. Fortunato, and M. F. Simon. 2020. A new species of Mimosa L. ser. Bipinnatae DC. (Leguminosae) from the Cerrado: Taxonomic and phylogenetic insights. Plants 9:934.

Orel, H. K., D. J. Murphy, and N. G. Walsh. 2020. Acacia cineramis (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae), a new species endemic to south-eastern Australia, and an investigation of phyllode nervature in allied species. Muelleria 38:87–99.

Pinto, R. B., M. J. da Silva, A. M. G. de Azevedo Tozzi, and V. de Freitas Mansano. 2020. A neglected new species of Hymenaea (Leguminosae, Detarioideae) from the Brazilian Amazon. Systematic Botany 45(1):85–90.

Rando, J. G., and H. C. de Lima. 2020. A new arborescent Chamaecrista (Leguminosae) from Amazon, Brazil. Phytotaxa 433(2):161–166.

Rokade, K., J. V. Dalavi, S. Gaikwad, and N. Gaikwad. 2020. Crotalaria shrirangiana (Fabaceae): A new rattlepod from the Western Ghats of India. Phytotaxa 449(2):188–194.

Silva, J. S., M. S. Carvalho, G. S. Santos, F. T. Braga, M. J. Gomes de Andrade, and V. de Freitas Mansano. 2020. Neptunia windleriana: A new polyploid species of Neptunia (Leguminosae) from Brazil recognized by anatomy, morphology and cytogenetics. Systematic Botany 45(3):483–494.

Torres-Colín, R., and A. Saynes-Vásquez. 2020. A new species of the genus Coulteria (Leguminosae) in the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan Valley, Mexico. Phytotaxa 459(2):108–116.

Tunçkol, B., Z. Aytaç, N. Aksoy, and A. Fişne. 2020. Astragalus bartinense (Fabaceae), a new species from Turkey. Acta Botanica Croatica 79(2):131–136.

Wilson, P. G. 2020. Additional species in the Indigofera haplophylla group (Fabaceae: Faboideae). Telopea 23:89–93.

Wilson, P. G., and R. Rowe. 2020. A new species of Indigofera (Fabaceae: Faboideae) from Central Australia. Telopea 23:113–117.

Yadav, S., S. K. Verma, R. Singh, V. K. Singh, and P. Kushwaha. 2020. A new species of Podosphaera sect. Sphaerotheca subsect. Magnicellulatae from India and a key to all species reported on Fabaceae. Phytotaxa 453(2):108–120.

Zhao, X.-L., L.-S. Jiang, and X.-F. Gao. 2020. Indigofera yuanjiangensis (Fabaceae: Papilionoideae), a new species from Yunnan, China. Phytotaxa 455(3):235–239.

Appendix 1: List of frequently encountered journals that were searched for keywords in addition to GoogleScholar.

Acta Botanica Brasilica, Acta Botanica Mexicana, American Journal of Botany, Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, Annals in Botany, Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Biotropica, BMC Genomics, BMC Plant Biology, Boletim do Museu Integrado de Roraima, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany, Caldasia, Ecography, Ecology, Ecology and Evolution, Flora, Frontiers in Plant Science, Grana, Hoehnea, International Journal of Plant Sciences, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Japanese Botany, Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography (Webbia), Journal of Systematics and Evolution, Kew Bulletin, Mitochondrial DNA Part B, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Nature, Neodiversity, New Phytologist, Nordic Journal of Botany, Nutysia, PeerJ, PhytoKeys, Phytologia, Phytotaxa, Plant Ecology and Evolution, Plant Systematics and Evolution, Plants, Rodriguésia, South African Journal of Botany, Systematic Biology, Systematic Botany, Taxon, Telopea.

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