Is Indian Gooseberry (Amla) a leguminous, nitrogen fixer plant?

The leaf structure, arrangement seems to indicate so. I am not 💯 sure. Any pointer would be helpful.

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Given that the genus for Amla (Phyllanthus) is not in the Fabaceae family, then it is not a legume. As your link shows, it is in the Phyllanthaceae, which is not a known nitrogen-fixing family.

  • Thank you @Jurp. There by Moringa oleifera is also not legume as it does not belong to the Fabaceae family. Till now I was under the impression that Moringa oleifera is a nitrogen fixing pioneer trees.
    – Sarbbottam
    Commented Oct 24, 2021 at 21:25

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