Genus: Glycine Willd.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Glycininae
Alternate family(ies): Papilionaceae
Genus number: 5028
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 38 (33 active, 27 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
  • • conserved (nom. cons., Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.10 & App. III) over the earlier homonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 53) Glycine L., nom. rej.
  • • also conserved against Soja Moench, nom. rej.
  • • all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Kollipara, K. P. et al. 1997. Phylogenetic and genomic relationships in the genus Glycine Willd. based on sequences from the ITS region of nuclear DNA. Genome 40:57-68.
  2. Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world 421.
  3. Sakai, M. et al. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships of the chloroplast genomes in the genus Glycine inferred from four integenic spacer sequences. Pl. Syst. Evol. 239:29-54.

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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):

Subdivisions of Glycine Willd.:



  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Glycine
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 6 June 2020.