The large family of plants characterized by pods. Some are edible and some cause lathyrism or favism and other forms of poisoning. Other species yield useful materials like gums from acacia and various lectins like phytohemagglutinins from phaseolus. Many of them harbor nitrogen fixation bacteria on their roots. Many but not all species of "beans" belong to this family.

Symptoms and diagnosis



We do not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content in this site. Click here for the full disclaimer.