3559.000 Caesalpinia L.

Description of the genus

Trees or climbing or sprawling shrubs, unarmed or bearing prickles. Stipules various. Leaves 2-pinnate; specialised glands on petiole or rhachis 0. Leaflets opposite. Inflorescence of medium to large flowers arranged in a raceme or panicle. Sepals free to the hypanthium. Petals subequal, 5, yellow. Stamens 10, usually all fertile. Pod not winged.

Worldwide: c. 150 species, mianly in the tropics.

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Caesalpinia decapetala

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SpeciesContent
decapetala (Roth) AlstonDescription, Image
ferrea Tul.Description, Image
pulcherrima (L.) Sw.Image

Other sources of information about Caesalpinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Caesalpinia
Flora of Malawi: Caesalpinia
Flora of Mozambique: Caesalpinia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Caesalpinia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Caesalpinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Caesalpinia

External websites:

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

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: Caesalpinia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=701, retrieved 25 May 2016

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