Ceratonia

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Ceratonia
Illustration Ceratonia siliqua0.jpg
Carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae
Genus: Ceratonia
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Selected species

Ceratonia /ˌsɛrəˈtniə/[1] is genus of flowering trees in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is endemic to the Mediterranean region. It belongs to the subfamily Caesalpinioideae, tribe Caesalpinieae.[2]

An obsolete name for Ceratonia was Acalis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  2. ^ "Ceratonia L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-04-03. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 

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