3733.000 Robinia L. - Locusts

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, sometimes with pairs of spiny stipules. Leaves imparipinnate. Flowers white, rose or purple. Inflorescences of pendulous axillary racemes. Calyx campanulate; teeth broad. Standard large, reflexed. Pod flattened, dehiscent.

Derivation of name: after Jean Robin (1550-1629) and vesparian Robin (1579-1600), herbalists and gardeners to Henry VI of France

Worldwide: 4 species from N America

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Robinia pseudo-acacia

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
hispida L.
pseudo-acacia L.Image

Other sources of information about Robinia:

External websites:

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

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: Robinia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1811, retrieved 25 August 2016

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