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CAESALPINIA

Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock


[Perennial herb], shrub, small tree, armed or not, glandular or not. Leaf: odd- or even-2-pinnate, alternate. Inflorescence: generally raceme, axillary or terminal. Flower: ± bilateral; sepals ± free, overlapped above; stamens 10, ± exserted, free. Fruit: dehiscent or not, inflated or flat.
± 25 species: tropics, warm temperate America, Africa, Arabia; some cultivated. (A. Cesalpino, Italian naturalist, physician, 1519–1603) [Lewis 1998 Caesalpinia .... RBG, Kew] Caesalpinia virgata now treated as Hoffmannseggia microphylla.

Key to Caesalpinia

1. Petals 20–35 mm; stamens red, strongly exserted; sepals alike ..... C. gilliesii

1' Petals 6–7 mm; stamens yellow, ± exserted; sepals not alike (lowest 1 boat-shaped, with many long, marginal teeth) ..... C. spinosa

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