Faboideae is a subfamily of the flowering plant family Fabaceae or Leguminosae. An acceptable alternative name for the subfamily is Papilionoideae.
This subfamily is widely distributed and members are adapted to a wide variety of environments. Faboideae may be trees, shrubs or herbs. The flowers are classically pea shaped and root nodulation is very common.
- The type genus, Faba, is a synonym of Vicia, and is listed here as Vicia.
- The genus Kennedya is a synonym of Kennedia, and is listed here as Kennedia.