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Phenetic study of some selected taxa of the tribe Millettieae (Papilionoideae, Fabaceae)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
  • 2Department of Botany, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
  • 3Department of Botany, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 11, Issue (2), Pages 1-7, May,10 (2022)


A phenetic analysis of the tribe Millettieae has been done. The closeness of the genera Millettia and Pongamia is established. The closeness of Tephrosia and Millettia-Pongamia is not established even though all the genera fall under Millettieae. This study supports the affinity of Tephrosia with Desmodium. Since the tribal classification of subfamily Papilionoideae is tentative right now, this study can contribute to the taxonomy of Millettieae.


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