is a genus in the bean
. The most well known species is the soybean
). While the majority of the species are found only in Australia, the soybean's native range is in East Asia. A few species extend from Australia to East Asia (e.g., G. tomentella
and G. tabacina
Glycine species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species: The Engrailed, The Nutmeg and Turnip Moth have all been recorded on soybean.
Subgenus Soja (Moench) F.J. Herm.
Recent Taxonomic References:
- Pfeil, B.E., Craven, L.A., Brown, A.H.D., Murray, B.G. and Doyle, J.J. (2006). Three new species of northern Australian Glycine (Fabaceae, Phaseolae), G. gracei, G. montis-douglas and G. syndetika. Australian Systematic Botany, 19, 245-258.
- Pfeil, B.E. and Craven, L.A. (2002). New taxa in Glycine (Fabaceae: Phaseoleae) from north-western Australia. Australian Systematic Botany, 15, 565-573.
- Pfeil, B.E. , Tindale, M.D. and Craven, L.A. (2001). A review of the Glycine clandestina species complex (Fabaceae, Phaseoleae) reveals two new species. Australian Systematic Botany, 14, 891-900.
- Pfeil, B.E. and Tindale, M.D. (2001). Glycine. in Flora of NSW, revised edition. Vol. 2, ed. G. Harden. Sydney, NSW University Press.
- Doyle, J.J., Doyle, J.L., Brown, A.H.D. and Pfeil, B.E. (2000). Confirmation of shared and divergent genomes in the Glycine tabacina polyploid complex (Leguminosae) using histone H3-D sequences. Systematic Botany, 25, 437-448.
- Tindale M.D. and Craven L.A. (1993) Glycine pindanica (Fabaceae: Phaseolae), a new species from west Kimberley, Western Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 6, 371-376.
- Tindale M.D. and Craven L.A. (1988) Three new species of Glycine (Fabaceae: Phaseolae) from North-western Australia, with notes on amphicarpy in the genus. Australian Systematic Botany 1, 399–410.
- Tindale, M.D. (1986) Taxonomic notes on three Australian and Norfolk Island species of Glycine Willd. (Fabaceae: Phaseolae) including the choice of a neotype for G. clandestina Wendl. Brunonia 9: 179-191.
- Tindale, M.D. (1984) Two new eastern Australian species of Glycine Willd. (Fabaceae). Brunonia 7: 207-213.
- Newell, C.A. and Hymowitz, T. (1980). A taxonomic revision on the genus Glycine subgenus Glycine (Leguminosae). Brittonia 32:63-69.
- Hermann, F.J. (1962). A revision of the genus Glycine and its immediate allies, Tech. Bull. U.S.D.A. 1268.
Older Taxonomic References:
- Hayata, Ic. Pl. Formos. 9: 29 (1920)
- G.Bentham, Glycine, Fl. Austral. 2: 242–245 (1864)