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Source of plant family name Fabaceae

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Mon Oct 11 13:19:17 EST 2004

Fabaceae is named for the genus Faba.

M. Reed

Bernard Brennan wrote:
> I understood the latest convention regarding the naming of a plant
> family requires that the name have as its root the genus name of a
> typical genus, however I am unable to locate any genus Fab... genus name
> that fits, help will be appreciated, many thanks Bernard Brennan


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