Guilandina bonduc

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Guilandina bonduc
Caesalpinia bonduc inflo.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Guilandina
G. bonduc
Binomial name
Guilandina bonduc
  • Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.
  • Caesalpinia bonducella (L.) Fleming
  • Caesalpinia crista auct. Amer.
  • Guilandina bonducella L.

Guilandina bonduc, commonly known as grey nicker, nicker bean[2], or knicker nut, is a species of flowering plant in the senna tribe, Caesalpinieae,[1] that has a pantropical distribution.[3] It is a liana that reaches a length of 6 m (20 ft) and scrambles over other vegetation. Stems are covered in curved spines.[4] Its 2 cm (0.79 in) grey seeds,[5] known as nickernuts,[6] are buoyant and durable enough to be dispersed by ocean currents.[3]

Guilandina bonduc leaves


  1. ^ a b "Caesalpinia bonduc". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  2. ^ PlantNet: Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney: Caesalpinia bonduc Accessed 15 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b Cody, Martin L. (2006). Plants on Islands: Diversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago. University of California Press. p. 161. ISBN 978-0-520-24729-1.
  4. ^ Oudhia, P., 2007. Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. [Internet] Record from PROTA4U. Schmelzer, G.H. & Gurib-Fakim, A. (Editors). PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa / Ressources végétales de l’Afrique tropicale), Wageningen, Netherlands.
  5. ^ Nelson, Gil (1996). The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida: a Reference and Field Guide. Pineapple Press Inc. pp. 177–178. ISBN 978-1-56164-110-9.
  6. ^ "Gray Nickarbean or Sea Pearl Caesalpinia bonduc". A Seabean Guide. Retrieved 2010-12-07.

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