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Published In: Synopsis Plantarum 2: 1495. 1840. (Syn. 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)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: Almost throughout the year, at least in Karachi.
Distribution: Distribution: Native of South America; introduced widely in tropical and sub-tropical regions; in W. Pakistan cultivated in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Quetta.
Comment/Acknowledgements: It is a beautiful ornamental shrub.
Photo: Caesalpinia gilliesii (Hook.) D. Dietr. (Photo)


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Erect, shrub, reaching a height of nearly 2 m., young branches covered with small stipitate glands. Stipules deltoid, 3 mm long. Leaves alternate, bipinnately compound, upto 30 cm long. Pinnae 6-10 pairs, 2-4 cm long, leaflets 6-10 pairs per pinna, 5-7 mm. long, 2-2.5 mm broad, with a row of black glands along margins on lower surface. Inflorescence a terminal raceme, flower c. 5 cm across, yellow. Filaments red in colour, glabrous, hairy at the base, 7-13 cm long. Pod 6-9 cm long, falcate and leathery.
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