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Habit: Tree, generally armed (generally unarmed in cultivation); +- dioecious. Leaf: of new stems alternate, irregularly odd-2-pinnate, of old stems on spurs, odd-1-pinnate. Inflorescence: on spurs, +- catkin-like, pendent. Staminate Inflorescence: flowers clustered, pedicels 0 to short. Pistillate Or Bisexual Inflorescence: flowers generally spaced, pedicels > short. Flower: radial, perianth hairy, sepals, petals each 3--5, +- alike except petals > sepals; stamens generally 5--7. Fruit: +- indehiscent, oblong to ovate, compressed side-to-side yet plump, pulpy, dry, leathery in age. Seed: many.
Species In Genus: 13--16 species: 2--3 in eastern North America, 1 in South America, 8--10 in eastern and southeastern Asia. Etymology: (J.G. Gleditsch, German botanist, 1714--1786)
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Genista monspessulana
Next taxon: Gleditsia triacanthos
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Gleditsia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9345, 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.