- New Latin, from stem of Latin legumen ("pulse") + -osae (Wiktionary)
“Though Peas and Beans are sometimes said to be in the Pea and Bean Family, and the word Leguminosae is used as well to name the family.”
“However, most of the cover crops belong to the family of plants known as Leguminosae (beans).”
“The Leguminosae are my greatest opposers: yet if I were to trust to observations on insects made during many years, I should fully expect crosses to take place in them; but I cannot find that our garden varieties ever cross each other.”
“Plant families such as Leguminosae, Amaryllidaceae and Compositae are noted for high levels of these compounds.”
“Some of the distinctive plants in the forests include the flamboyant tree, Delonix regia (family Leguminosae), and several species of baobabs (Adansonia, family Bombacaceae).”
“In the scrub layer, there is a diversity of liana species of the Asclepiadaceae family and shrubs of the Leguminosae and Rubiaceae families.”
“The plant families represented in the canopy are Leguminosae, Bignoniaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Sapindaceae, and Anacardiaceae.”
“Only the sunflower (Asteraceae, or Compositae), legume (Fabaceae, or Leguminosae), and orchid (Orchidaceae) families are larger.”
“Ephedraceae, Labiatae, Gramineae, Compositae, and Leguminosae make up the understory shrubs and perennial grass of this ecoregion.”
“The most diverse families are the Leguminosae (51), Asteraceae (36), Poaceae (24) and Euphorbiacea (18).”
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