3529.000 Ceratonia L.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the genus

Tree. Leaves paripinnate; leaflets broad. Inflorescence of racemes borne on the old wood. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Petals 0. Pods leathery, indehiscent, laterally flattened, filled with a pulpy substance between the seeds.

Derivation of name: Greek for horn, referring to the large pod.

Worldwide: 2 species occurring in Arabia and Somalia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Ceratonia siliqua

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siliqua L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Ceratonia:

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Ceratonia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ceratonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ceratonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ceratonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceratonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceratonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ceratonia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1795, retrieved 27 August 2016

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