Legume Phylogeny Working Group

The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG), was established at a meeting convened and organized by Gwil Lewis, Patrick Herendeen, and MFW in Phoenix, Arizona, in February 2010. In attendance was A. Bruneau (University of Montreal, Canada), P. S. Herendeen (Chicago Botanic Garden, USA), C. E. Hughes (University of Zurich, Switzerland), M. Lavin (Montana State University, USA), G. P. Lewis (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK), M. Luckow (Cornell University, USA), B. Mackinder (Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, UK), B. Marazzi (Instituto de Botánica del Nordeste, Argentina), M. M. McMahon (University of Arizona, USA), R. T. Pennington (Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, UK), M. J. Sanderson (University of Arizona, USA), K. P. Steele (Arizona State University, USA) and M. F. Wojciechowski (Arizona State University, USA) as its “founding” members.

The LPWG was formed to promote a more collaborative and innovative research effort to develop a comprehensive phylogeny and modern classification for the Leguminosae as a resource to facilitate research on all areas of legume biology. The LPWG has grown to include a large number of international contributors and has authored three recent papers (LPWG, 2013a,b, 2017).