Identifying Characteristics of Sub-family Papilionoideae - QS Study
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Identifying characteristics of the sub family Papilionoideae:

Root: Nodule present in root.

Leaf: Pinnately compound or imperipinnate, leaf base is usually swollen.

Flower: Papilionacious, zygomorphic, partially perigynous.

Corolla: Aestivation- vexillary

Androecium: Stamens (9)+1, diadelphous (two bundles) or monodelphous (one bundle)

Carpel: Monocarpelary (one carpel) ovary –superior

Placentation: Marginal

Fruit: Legume or pod

Example: Clitoria ternatea.