Tribe Chelidonieae in Subfamily Papaveroideae

     In botanical taxonomy, a tribe is a taxonomic rank that is used to group related genera within a Subfamily. The Tribe rank is placed above the Genus rank and below the Subfamily rank in the hierarchy of taxonomic ranks.
     Tribes are used to group together genera of plants that share certain characteristics and are more closely related to one another than to genera in other tribes within the same Subfamily. For example, the Subfamily Faboideae of the family Fabaceae includes several tribes, including the tribes Genisteae (which includes the genus Genista) and Phaseoleae (which includes the genus Phaseolus).
     Tribes are further divided into smaller taxonomic ranks, such as Genera and Species, based on their shared characteristics and evolutionary relationships. Botanists use these classifications to study and better understand the relationships between different groups of plants.
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