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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Caesalpinia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Caesalpinia spinosa (Molina) Kuntze
Habit: Plant < 2 m; prickles scattered; evergreen. Stem: twigs brown-hairy. Leaf: stipules 0; 1° leaflets 6--20, < 8 cm; 2° leaflets 10--14, 1.5--4 cm, elliptic. Inflorescence: 15--20 cm, not wider below, many-flowered; main axis, pedicels puberulent. Flower: sepals 5--7 mm; petals yellow to +- red; stamens unequal in length. Fruit: indehiscent, 6--10 cm, oblong, in age more withered, dry, spongy to leathery.
Ecology: Uncommon. Dry, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 50 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo (Ventura Co.), s ChI, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: South America, introduced in United States. Flowering Time: May--Aug
Synonyms: Poinciana spinosa Molina
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Caesalpinia gilliesii
Next taxon: Calia
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock 2017. Caesalpinia spinosa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=16513, accessed on January 17, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 17, 2017.