Gleditsia triacanthos L.

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Gleditsia triacanthos

Photo: Mark Hyde
Meikles estate, Borrowdale

Gleditsia triacanthos

Photo: Mark Hyde
Meikles estate, Borrowdale.

Gleditsia triacanthos

Photo: Mark Hyde
Meikles estate, Borrowdale.

Gleditsia triacanthos

Photo: Mark Hyde
Meikles estate, Borrowdale.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Honey locust (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Shrub or small tree, armed with stout 3-forked spines, grown as a garden ornamental and known as a very occasional naturalized escape. Bark fairly smooth but splitting into vertical fissures on older stems. Leaves variably pinnate or 2-pinnate, even on the same branch, with a single pair of pinnae; leaflets 8-13 pairs per pinna, opposite, oblong-elliptic, up to 3.5 cm long, glossy green; margin finely scalloped. Flowers in axillary heads, unisexual on different trees, small, green. Fruit a flat woody pod, 15-30 cm long, often twisted when older, indehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: triacanthos: 3-spined
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: North America.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Gleditsia triacanthos
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gleditsia triacanthos

External websites:

African Plant Database: Gleditsia triacanthos
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Gleditsia triacanthos
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gleditsia triacanthos
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gleditsia triacanthos
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gleditsia triacanthos
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gleditsia triacanthos
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gleditsia triacanthos
Ispot Southern Africa : Gleditsia triacanthos
JSTOR Plant Science: Gleditsia triacanthos
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gleditsia triacanthos
Tropicos: Gleditsia triacanthos
West African Plants database: Gleditsia triacanthos


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: Species information: Gleditsia triacanthos.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127160, retrieved 30 June 2016

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