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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Gleditsia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Gleditsia triacanthos L.
Leaf: deciduous; 2-pinnate leaves with 1° leaflets 7--17, 2° leaflets 4--20, elliptic to oblong, 1.3--2.5 cm, glabrous; 1-pinnate leaves with leaflets 20--28, 1.5--3.5 cm. Staminate Inflorescence: 1--several per spur, 3.5--8 cm, simple or branched at tip. Pistillate Inflorescence: 1 per spur, 3--5 cm, simple. Flower: perianth yellow-green, +- 3 mm (staminate), 4--5 mm (pistillate flower); stamens 5--7. Fruit: 1--3 per peduncle, 20--40 cm, 2.5--3 cm wide, generally curved, often twisted, hairy in youth, brown, glabrous, shiny, persistent in age.
Ecology: Uncommon. Moist riparian to dry upland woodland; Elevation: < 800 m. Bioregional Distribution: ScV, PR, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: central and eastern United States, widely cultivated. Flowering Time: May--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
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Previous taxon: Gleditsia
Next taxon: Glycyrrhiza
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Gleditsia triacanthos, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=27044, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.