Identifying Characteristics of the Family Leguminosae

Here identify characteristics of the family leguminosae along with essential figures and a suitable example:

i) Plant: Herbs, shrubs or trees, rarely creepers

ii) Root: Nodule present.

iii) Leaf: Pinnately compound, urupumate or bi-pinnate Leaf base-swollen and stipule present

iv) Flower: Lateral, semi perigvnous

v) Calyx: Odd sepal placed in front of the flower

vi) Carpel: Monocarpelary ovary-unilocular

vii) Placentation: Marginal

vii) Fruit: Generally legume

Example: Tamarindus indica.