Family: Sapindaceae

Family: Sapindaceae

Popular name: The Soapberry Family

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Sapindales
Family Sapindaceae

Botanical Description of the Family

Habit: Trees, shrub or lians, rarely herbaceous climbers, monoecious or dioecious.

Root: Tap root system

Stem: Branched

Leaves: Leaves, pinnate, trifoliate, simple or rarely compound.

Inflorescence: Mostly terminal, sometime axillary, ramiflorous

Flower: Pentamerous, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic

Calyx: Sepal 4 or 5 rarely more

Corolla: Petals 4-5

Androecium: Number of stamens vary 5-10

Gynoecium: Ovary superior

Fruit: Usually capsule or drupe

 

Table 1: Crop plants of Sapindaceae Family

Sl. No. Bangla name English name Scientific name Usefulness
1 Lichu Litchi Litchi chinensis Sonn. Fruit

 

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