AFRICAN LEGUMINOUS PLANTS

 

Fabaceae or Leguminosae family which is easily recognisable by its fruits (legume) and  their compound and stipulated leaves is a cosmopolitan family with about 730 genera and over 19.000 species. This factor makes them the third largest plant family in terms of number of species, behind Asteraceae and Orchidaceae. Also, Fabaceae is the most common plant family in tropical rain forests and dry forests in the Americas and Africa.

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