Definitions

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  • n. a large family of trees, shrubs, vines, and herbs bearing bean pods; divided for convenience into the subfamilies Caesalpiniaceae; Mimosaceae; Papilionaceae

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Examples

  • The country around is covered with bushes and trees of a kind of leguminosae, with lilac flowers.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • Understorey contains ferns (including tree fern Dicksonia selowiana), piperaceae, leguminosae, mirtaceae and bamboos.

    Iguazú National Park, Argentina

  • Most belong to the leguminosae superfamily, many of which are associated with nitrogen-fixing bacteria and various species of ants.

    Central American dry forests

  • Species found associated with these mangroves because of their location adjacent to tropical forests and because of high freshwater input include the tropical forest species, leguminosae vine (Dalbergia brownei), and Apocynaceae liana (Rhabdadenia biflora) as well as freshwater macrophytes, Araceae Montrichardia arborescens, and Leguminosae Mora oleifera; and palm species, Euterpe oleracea and Orbygnia martiana.

    Amapa mangroves

  • Near the Sierra Madre Oriental, the scrub becomes a strict combination of Agave victoria-reginae with lechuguilla, guapilla (Hechtia glomerata), barreta (Helietta parviflora), sotol (Dasylirion sp.) and a well-developed herbaceous stratum composed of gramineae, leguminosae and cacti.

    Chihuahuan desert

  • Species found associated with these mangroves because of their location adjacent to tropical forests and because of high freshwater input include the tropical forest species, leguminosae vine (Dalbergia brownei), and Apocynaceae liana (Rhabdadenia biflora); freshwater macrophytes, Araceae Montrichardia arborescens, and Leguminosae Mora oleifera; and palm species, Euterpe oleracea and Orbygnia martiana.

    Maranhao mangroves

  • The scrub is generally well represented by many leguminosae, and the herbaceous stratum in this region is rich in species.

    Tamaulipan matorral

  • Mimosoideae leguminosae of the genera Prosopis and Acacia are generally predominant, accompanied by other "chaco type" genera such as Jodina, Celtis, Schinus, Geoffroea, Atamisquea, and others.

    Argentine Espinal

  • (‘Salvia Africana’), and various leguminosae, ixias, and large-flowering bulbs: the ‘Amaryllis toxicaria’ and ‘A. Brunsvigia multiflora’ (the former a poisonous bulb) yield in the decayed lamellae a soft, silky down, a good material for stuffing mattresses.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • The leguminosae: A source book of characteristics, uses, and nodulation.

    Chapter 8

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