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Legumes of the World Online

Legumes of the World Online (LOWO) is part of RBG Kew’s commitment to advance the knowledge and understanding of the approximately 750 genera of the legume family. LOWO is based upon the book Legumes of the World published by RBG Kew in 2005 which is transformed here into a web resource offering expanded and updated information about legume genera. The Legume Research Team at RBG Kew manages and updates LOWO through collaboration with an international community of legume systematic botanists. Users of LOWO can browse and search for information about legume genera through the traditional subfamily-tribe-genus hierarchy or within a modern phylogeny-based classification.

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