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Unformatted text preview: Papaveraceae (poppies from which opium and heroin are derived). Erythroxylum coca (in the dicot family Erythroxylaceae) is the plant from which the illegal drug cocaine is extracted. Not all dicot plants are misused to produce illegal drugs. Notable dicot families with legitimate uses include the pea family, which includes the crop plants beans, clover, and peas as well as many ornamental landscape plants such as Acacias. Beans are an excellent source of nonanimal protein as well as fiber. Another dicot of enormous use is cotton, Gossypium , shown in Figure 13. Chocolate and cola are products of the plant family Sterculiaceae. Coffee is produced from Coffea arabica , a plant in the family Rubiaceae, while tea comes from Camelia sinensis (Theaceae), a plant native to China....
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