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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1056. 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)
General/Distribution: About 12 species; distributed in North and South America, temperate and subtropical Asia, Malaya.


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Trees, trunk and branches armed with simple or branched spines. Leaves uni and bipinnate in the same specimen, stipules small. Inflorescence racemose, fasciculate or cymose Flowers bracteate, bisexual and unisexual, small, greenish or whitish. Calyx-tube turbinate-campanulate, with 5-3 subequal lobes. Petals 5-3, sessile, slightly unequal, imbricate. Stamens 10-6, free. Ovary in male flowers rudimentary, minute or absent; in bisexual flowers subsessile; ovules numerous to 2, style short, stigma terminal. Fruit ovate or elongated, compressed, 2-valved or indehiscent.

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1 Leaflets 12-15 pairs, 1.7-2.5 cm long; Inflorescence a raceme, c.5 cm long; pod up to 50.0 cm long on 1.2 cm long stipe Gleditsia triacanthos
+ Leaflets 7-9 pairs, 2.5-5 cm long; inflorescence Paniculate, 10-22.5 cm long; pod up to 30.0 cm long, subsessile Gleditsia macracantha
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