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With respect to the floral formula given below, identify the family and write its floral characteristics.



Asked by Topperlearning User 11th July 2014, 12:55 PM
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The given floral formula is of family Fabaceae.

The floral characteristics of the family Fabaceae are as follows:

Inflorescence is racemose.

Flowers are bisexual and zygomorphic.

Calyx is made of five sepals. It is gamosepalous. It exhibits imbricate aestivation.

Corolla consists of five petals—a posterior standard, two lateral wings and two anterior petals fused to form a keel.

Androecium has ten diadelphous stamens. Anthers are dithecous.

Gynoecium: Ovary is superior, monocarpellary. It has a single style and is unilocular with many ovules.

Answered by Expert 11th July 2014, 2:55 PM
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