Gleditsia caspica


Gleditsia caspica

Taxobox
name = "Gleditsia caspica"



image_width = 270px
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Fabales
familia = Fabaceae
subfamilia = Caesalpinioideae
genus = "Gleditsia"
species = "G. caspica"
binomial = "Gleditsia caspica"
binomial_authority = Desf.

"Gleditsia caspica" (Caspian Locust) is a species of "Gleditsia" native to western Asia, in the Caucasus region of Azerbaijan and northern Iran, close to the Caspian Sea.Germplasm Resources Information Network: [http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?17630 "Gleditsia caspica"] ] Huxley, A., ed. (1992). "New RHS Dictionary of Gardening". Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.]

It is a medium-sized deciduous tree growing to 12 m tall, with the trunk covered in numerous, 10–20 cm long branched spines. The leaves are pinnate or bipinnate, up to 25 cm long, with 12–20 leaflets; bipinnate leaves have six to eight pinnae. The leaflets are up to 5 cm long and 2 cm broad. The flowers are greenish, produced in racemes up to 10 cm long. The fruit is a pod 20 cm long and 3 cm broad.Cirrus
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It is closely related to "Gleditsia japonica" (syn. "G. horrida") from eastern Asia, and is treated as a subspecies of it by some botanists, "Gleditsia horrida" subsp. "caspica" (Desf.) J.Paclt.Paclt, J. (1982). Gleditsia caspia, Not a Distinct Species (Leguminosae). "Taxon" 31 (2): 336-339 [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0040-0262%28198205%2931%3A2%3C336%3AGCNADS%3E2.0.CO%3B2-A&size=LARGE&origin=JSTOR-enlargePage Abstract] .]

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