Gymnocladus

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

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'Gymnocladus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/gymnocladus/). Accessed 2020-01-23.

Family

  • Leguminosae

Species in genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).
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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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Gymnocladus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/gymnocladus/). Accessed 2020-01-23.

A genus consisting of four deciduous, pod-bearing trees, one native of N. America, the others of E. Asia, and most nearly related among hardy trees to Gleditsia. They have doubly pinnate leaves, flowers in racemes or panicles, and large thick pods; the flowers are regular, being composed of five equal-sized petals, and a tubular, five-lobed calyx, with no indication of the pea-flower shape so common in this family.

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