A huge family of plants. In Cyprus the most widely represented (34 genera and at least 169 species).
Flowers of five petals; an upper
standard, two wings and a keel composed of two
fused petals. The standard generally encloses the others. Leaves are
generally compound with pinnately arranged leaflets. The fruit is a
Table of Genera:
Acacia Alhagi Anagyris Argyrolobium Aspalthium Astragalus Calycotome Ceratonia Cicer Coronilla Dorycnium Factorovskya Genista Glycrrhiza Hedysarum Hippocrepis Hymenocarpos Lathyrus Lens Lotus Lupinus Medicago Melilotus Onobrychis Ononis Ornithopus Physanthyllis Pisum Prosopis Scorpiurus Tetragonolobus Trifolium Trigonella Vicia