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The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California

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Names are linked to treatments from the Manual


Key to CAESALPINIA

N.B.: couplets are linked, e.g., 1. is linked to 1'.

  1. Stem ± leafless; leaf odd-2-ternate-pinnate, 1° leaflets 3, 1 terminal, 1 pair lateral; raceme few-flowered; fruit sickle-shaped, 1.5–2.5 cm
C. virgata
  1' Stem leafy; leaf generally even-2-pinnate, 1° leaflets 3–12 pairs; racemes many-flowered; fruit ± straight, 6–12 cm
 
    2. Petals > 2 cm; stamens red, strongly exserted; sepals all alike
C. gilliesii
    2' Petals < 1 cm; stamens yellow, barely exserted; sepals not all alike (lowest 1 boat-shaped, with many long, marginal teeth)
C. spinosa


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