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 North America.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Robinia pseudo-acacia

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hispida L.
pseudo-acacia L.Image

Other sources of information about Robinia:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Robinia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Robinia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Robinia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Robinia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Robinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Robinia
JSTOR Plant Science: Robinia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Robinia
Plants of the World Online: Robinia
Tropicos: Robinia
Wikipedia: Robinia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Robinia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1811, retrieved 20 April 2024

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