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Taxon: Glycine tabacina (Labill.) Benth.

Genus: Glycine
Subgenus: Glycine
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Glycininae
Nomen number: 17805
Place of publication: Fl. austral. 2:244. 1864
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: Soybean Collection (SOY)
Accessions: 163 (155 active, 154 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: potential as forage; potential as forage

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Fujian Sheng, Guangdong Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan (Penghu Is.)

    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales, Queensland (possibly), South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia]

    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga, Vanuatu


  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  2. Hermann, F. J. 1962. A revision of the genus Glycine and its immediate allies Techn. Bull. U.S.D.A. 1268:21.
  3. Hsing, Y. L. C. et al. 2001. Systematic status of the Glycine tomentella and G. tabacina species complexes (Fabaceae) based on ITS sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA J. Pl. Res. 114:435-442.
  4. Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117. 1987 (Leg Taiwan)
  5. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  6. Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  7. Jessop, J. P. & H. R. Toelken, eds. Flora of South Australia, ed. 4. (F SAust)
  8. Kretschmer, A. E., Jr. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  9. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  10. Newell, C. 1981. Distribution of Glycine tabacina (Labill.) Benth in the West-Central Pacific (Micronesica) 17:64.
  11. Newell, C. & Hymowitz 1978. A reappraisal of the subgenus Glycine Amer. J. Bot. 65:169.
  12. Newell, C. & Hymowitz 1980. A taxonomic revision in the genus Glycine subgenus Glycine (Leguminosae) (Brittonia) 32:63.
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  15. Tateishi, Y. & H. Ohashi 1992. Taxonomic studies on Glycine of Taiwan J. Jap. Bot. 67:136.

Check other web resources for Glycine tabacina (Labill.) Benth. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=17805. Accessed 21 April 2019.