Tara Molina

Description of the genus

Usually treated in most floras within the genus Caesalpinia; we do not at this stage have details as to how Tara is separated from Caesalpinia.

Derivation of name: Named for Tara, a S American vernacular name for Tara (Caesalpinia) spinosa

Worldwide: Native to S America, from Venezuela to Bolivia and Chile; widely cultivated elsewhere in the world and naturalised in California

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Tara spinosa

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spinosa (Molina) Britton & RoseDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tara:

External websites:

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

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: Tara.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2218, retrieved 26 February 2024

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