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  • proper n. Fabaceae. A taxonomic family within the order Fabales — the legumes.


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New Latin, from stem of Latin legumen ("pulse") +‎ -osae


  • 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.

    translation for peas & greenbeans (nfm)

  • However, most of the cover crops belong to the family of plants known as Leguminosae (beans).

    Chapter 20

  • 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.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

  • Plant families such as Leguminosae, Amaryllidaceae and Compositae are noted for high levels of these compounds.

    Chapter 4

  • Some of the distinctive plants in the forests include the flamboyant tree, Delonix regia (family Leguminosae), and several species of baobabs (Adansonia, family Bombacaceae).

    Madagascar dry deciduous forests

  • In the scrub layer, there is a diversity of liana species of the Asclepiadaceae family and shrubs of the Leguminosae and Rubiaceae families.

    Madagascar dry deciduous forests

  • The plant families represented in the canopy are Leguminosae, Bignoniaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Sapindaceae, and Anacardiaceae.

    Madagascar dry deciduous forests

  • 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.

    Sulaiman Range alpine meadows

  • The most diverse families are the Leguminosae (51), Asteraceae (36), Poaceae (24) and Euphorbiacea (18).

    Guajira-Barranquilla xeric scrub


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