Classification Mircosoft Office- Clip Art- Pea Pod

Everything has a group to call their own...


The classification of the Pisum sativum is as follows


                            Domain: Eukarya:

                       it is a eukaryote; the cells contain a nucleus and the organism is multicellular


Kingdom: Plantae:

the cell consists of a cell wall, contains chloroplasts, use the

energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide and

water the necessary sugars


Phylum: Anthophyta

these plants are the flowering plants, they are

also known as angiosperms


Class: Eudiotyledones:

 means the plant is a dicotyledon

(the seed has two embryonic leaves)


Order: Fabales:

P. sativum is a food plant so it falls into this group


Family: Fabaceae:

this name is given to the family of plants known as legumes


Genius: Pisum:

garden peas, like the other members of this genus

are believed to be of European and Asian ancestry,

plants of this grouping are edible and contain

pods which encase the edible seeds/fruits


Species: Pisum sativum:

annual plants, the garden pea has a dominate

feature of white flowers with elongated, green pods

containing the edible seeds/peas, the peas are

usually eaten fresh

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The Phylogenetic Tree



 P. sativum is part of the family of legumes known as the IRLC or the Inverted Repeat-Lacking Clade. It is related to other legumes such as beans, lentils, peanuts, soybeans, and lima beans. Although there are many other types of legumes that are related to the garden pea. Peas, in general, can also be broken into groups such as the starchy peas and sweet peas. Starchy peas are commonly referred to as green split peas, yellow split peas, blue pea capucijners, marrowfat peas, and tall telephone peas.  The sweet peas category is recognized to contain English peas, snow peas, and sugar snap peas. This tree below was created by looking at various genetics connections. The group that put the tree together was not looking at one specific characterization to develop their "Tree of Life." The basis of the tree was put together by numerous biologist and experts in their specific area. If you want to explore not only the genetic connection of the garden pea, but other organisms Check This Out!   


Sam Tarmann 2009 - based off of the information from the Tree of Life Web Projects.
































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