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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Shrub, tree, unarmed; deciduous. Leaf: simple, alternate, cordate to reniform, +- leathery, glabrous. Inflorescence: umbel-like, axillary on short spur or +- sessile on woody branches. Flower: bilateral, generally appearing before leaves; sepals fused at base; petals pink-purple, banner inside wings in bud, keel petals free; stamens 10, generally included, free. Fruit: dehiscent, oblong, flat. Seed: 2--8.
Species In Genus: 10 species: northern hemisphere. Etymology: (Greek: from cerkis, applied perhaps to a poplar, but also to C. siliquastrum, Judas tree)
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Calliandra eriophylla
Next taxon: Cercis occidentalis
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Cercis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9306, accessed on July 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 24, 2016.