3544.000 Gleditsia L. - Honey-locusts

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, usually with stout, simple or branched, thorns. Leaves usually 2-pinnate on long shoots, 1-pinnate or 2-pinnate on short shoots. Leaflets often serrate. Flowers unisexual, in racemes or panicles, greenish. Bracteoles small or 0. Calyx campanulate with 3-5, subequal lobes. Petals 3-5, sessile, imbricate. Stamens 6-10. Anthers uniform. Pods ovate or elongated, straight, flattened, indehiscent or tardily dehiscent.

Derivation of name: for Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch (Gleditsius), 1714-1786, German physician and botanist.

Worldwide: 14 species from eastern North America to New Guinea.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Gleditsia triacanthos

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triacanthos L.CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Gleditsia:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Gleditsia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gleditsia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Gleditsia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=696, retrieved 2 March 2024

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