Taxonomy And Diversity Of Orchidaceae

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11/2011

Fabaceae is a well-known and important family among angiosperms. It is commonly known as Bean/Pea family. The name Fabaceae was first used by Lindley and is based on its type genus, Faba; ‘faba’ is the Latin name for broad beanFabaceae is the third largest family in the plant kingdom, surpassed in size only by the orchid family with about 20,000 species and the sunflower family with about 24,000 species.In economic importance, this family is second only to grass family (Poaceae).  
In this lecture  taxonomy,systematic position, the phylogeny the diversity  and economic importance of Ranunculaceae has been discussed.