Papilionaceae


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Papilionaceae

 

(also Fabaceae), a family of dicotyledonous plants closely related to the family Leguminosae; the plants are often considered to be a subfamily of the Leguminosae. Of the many cosmopolitan species, trees and arboreal lianas are widespread in tropical regions and throughout the southern hemisphere; species growing in temperate regions primarily include herbs, subshrubs, and shrubs. The flowers are papilionaceous. The fruit is usually a typical bean. Many species of Papilionaceae are commercially valuable.

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Plants of the family Papilionaceae Giseke show great diversity with respect to distribution, habit and habitat in the study area.
Euphorbiaceae Platyginey urens Mercier Pringa mosa Flacurciaceae Caseria aculeata (Jacq) Jia peluda Meliaceae Trichilia glabra L Siguaraya Trichilia hirta L Cabo de hacha Nyctaginaceae Pisonia aculeata L Zarza Papaveraceae Agremone mexicana L Cardo santo Papilionaceae Desmodium unicinatum D.
0,01 Leguminosae Indeterminada 0,01 Acanthaceae Indeterminada 0,02 Xyridaceae Indeterminada 0,02 Papilionaceae Zornia diphylla (L.
26 Pilon Rosado Pera glabrata 27 Purguillo Pouteria egregia 28 Rosa de Montana Brownea latifolia 29 San Jose Jacaranda obtusifolia No Nombre Vulgar Familia 1 Alatrique EHRETIACEAE 2 Azucarito BURSERACEAE 3 Baraman BOMBABACACEAE 4 Cacu PAPILIONACEAE 5 Cacho EUPHORBIACEAE 6 Caimito ?
also known as peanut belonging to the family Papilionaceae is an important oilseed, food and fodder crop which is one of the five most important oil seed crops of the world.
The documented plants represented 55 families; Poaceae was the most represented family by nine plants followed by Papilionaceae, Apiaceae, Solanaceae and Brassicaceae are the top 5 most representing families of plants.
General aspects: 22% (ten species) were Papilionaceae, 18% (eight species) were Caesalpiniaceae, 13% (six species) were Meliaceae, 9% (four species) were Podocarpaceae, 7% (three species) were Lecythidaceae, 4% (two species) each were Caryocaraceae or Humiriaceae; other families represented the 27% (12 species) of endangered or threatened timber species endemic to Costa Rica.
Davis (1966) indicated that the micropyle is formed by both integuments and often markedly zig-zag in Papilionaceae (synonym of Fabaceae).
Las familias mas ricas son Poaceae (61 especies, 29 generos), Papilionaceae (15 especies, 13 generos), Cyperaceae (13 especies, seis generos) y Caesalpiniaceae (nueve especies, ocho generos).