Fabaceae (legume) family

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Sometimes known by the name Leguminosae, the legume family. The number of total species in this family number in the tens of thousands. It is very broad and encompasses a broad range of different genera of woods, from the prized and endangered rosewoods (Dalbergia) to invasive Acacia species.

From a North American perspective, Fabaceae includes a large percentage of what many would call “exotic” hardwood species.

Genera in the Fabaceae family

Pterocarpus (padauk)