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Unarmed tree, to 15 m. Bark very distinctive, smooth, grey, pealing to reveal paler patches. Leaves 2-pinnate; pinnae in 3-4 pairs, each with 4-8 pairs of oblong, asymmetric leaflets. Inflorescence composed of short racemes arranged in dense terminal panicles. Flowers 4-merous. Fruit up to 7.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, thick.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Caesalpinia ferrea Tul. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=165490
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Trees or climbing or sprawling shrubs, unarmed or bearing prickles. Stipules various. Leaves 2-pinnate; specialised glands on petiole or rhachis 0. Leaflets opposite. Inflorescence of medium to large flowers arranged in a raceme or panicle. Sepals free to the hypanthium. Petals subequal, 5, yellow. Stamens 10, usually all fertile. Pod not winged.
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Caesalpinia

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Caesalpinia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. Historically, membership within the genus has been highly variable, with different publications including anywhere from 70 to 165 species, depending largely on the inclusion or exclusion of species alternately listed under genera such as Hoffmannseggia. It contains tropical or subtropical woody plants. The generic name honours the botanist, physician, and philosopher Andrea Cesalpino (1519–1603).[5]

The name Caesalpinaceae at family level, or Caesalpinioideae at the level of subfamily, is based on this generic name.

Species

Uses

Some species are grown for their ornamental flowers.

References

  1. ^ The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon. 66 (1): 44–77. doi:10.12705/661.3.
  2. ^ Gagnon E, Bruneau A, Hughes CE, de Queiroz LP, Lewis GP (2016). "A new generic system for the pantropical Caesalpinia group (Leguminosae)". PhytoKeys (71): 1–160. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.71.9203. PMC 5558824. PMID 28814915.
  3. ^ "Caesalpinia L." TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  4. ^ "Genus: Caesalpinia L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-04-03. Archived from the original on 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2010-12-03.
  5. ^ Gledhill, David (2008). The Names of Plants (4th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-521-86645-3.

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Caesalpinia: Brief Summary

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Caesalpinia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. Historically, membership within the genus has been highly variable, with different publications including anywhere from 70 to 165 species, depending largely on the inclusion or exclusion of species alternately listed under genera such as Hoffmannseggia. It contains tropical or subtropical woody plants. The generic name honours the botanist, physician, and philosopher Andrea Cesalpino (1519–1603).

The name Caesalpinaceae at family level, or Caesalpinioideae at the level of subfamily, is based on this generic name.

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