Gleditsia × texana Sarg.

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'Gleditsia × texana' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/gleditsia/gleditsia-x-texana/). Accessed 2020-01-24.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
imparipinnate
Odd-pinnate; (of a compound leaf) with a central rachis and an uneven number of leaflets due to the presence of a terminal leaflet. (Cf. paripinnate.)

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Gleditsia × texana' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/gleditsia/gleditsia-x-texana/). Accessed 2020-01-24.

A deciduous tree up to 120 ft high with smooth, pale bark; young shoots glabrous, branches spineless. Leaves 4 to 8 in. long, the main-stalk at first hairy, pinnate or bipinnate, with six or seven pairs of pinnae, each carrying six to sixteen pairs of leaflets which are oblong-ovate, 12 to 1 in. long, very shallowly toothed, apex rounded, scarcely stalked, dark shining green. Flowers in glabrous racemes 3 or 4 in. long, the males dark orange-yellow. Pod flat, 4 to 5 in. long, 1 to 114 in. wide, dark chestnut-brown without pulp.

A natural hybrid between G. triacanthos and G. aquatica, found only in a grove on the bottom lands near Brazoria in Texas, first noted in 1892; introduced to cultivation in 1900. In foliage it is like G. triacanthos but differs in having no spines; from G. aquatica it differs by its many-seeded pods.

There is a small specimen at Kew, planted 1900.


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