Database details

Full name:

ILDIS World Database of Legumes

Short name:



10.01, May 2007

Release date:

May 1st, 2007


YR Roskov, FA Bisby, JL Zarucchi, BD Schrire & RJ White (eds)

Taxonomic coverage:

Plantae - Magnoliophyta - Magnoliopsida - Fabales - Fabaceae/Leguminosae

Number of species names:

19,949 accepted names; 23,945 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

5,118 accepted names; 4,964 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



The International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) is a long-term programme of co-operation among legume specialists world-wide to create a biodiversity database for the Leguminosae (Fabaceae) family. The database provides a taxonomic checklist plus basic factual data on distribution, common names, life-forms, uses, literature references to descriptions, illustrations and maps. Information on species distribution has been added to this year’s Catalogue of Life.


International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS)

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