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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 374. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Distribution: Distribution: Indigenous to S. Europe, planted as an ornamental tree in northern parts of W. Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Judas tree is a beautiful ornamental tree.
Photo: Cercis siliquastrum L. (Photo)


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A deciduous shrub or tree, up to 13 m tall. Leaves simple, reniform, up to 13 cm in diameter, often broader than long, glabrous, 7-nerved at the base. Flowers 3-6 in each cluster, on the old branches, purplish rose, c. 1.2-1.5 cm long. Pod c. 7.5-9.5 cm long, c. 1.7-1.8 cm broad.
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