Fabaceae (bean family)

    The Fabaceae include herbs, shrubs and trees in tropical and temperate regions.  It is one of the largest families of flowering plants, with over 400 genera and 10,000 species.  There are many edible plants and beautiful ornamentals in this family.


    Delonix regia (as Poinciana regia) (B.H. van Nooten, 1880)
1995-2003 Missouri Botanical Garden


    The following members of the Fabaceae family are growing at Montoso Gardens:


Scientific Name Common Name Plant Family

Amherstia nobilis

pride of Burma

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Anadenanthera peregrina


Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Brownea macrophylla

mountain rose

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

pride of Barbados

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Delonix regia


Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Erythrina berteroana


Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Inga spectabilis

giant ice cream bean

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Mucuna bennetti

red jade vine

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

Strongylodon macrobotrys

jade vine

Fabaceae (Leguminosae)




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