Gleditsia

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Gleditsia
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Thorny honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Genus: Gleditsia
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Synonyms
  • Garugandra Griseb.
  • Gleditschia Scop.
  • Pogocybe Pierre


Gleditsia /ɡlɪˈdɪtsiə/[1] (honey locust) is a genus of trees in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae, native to North America and Asia. The Latin name commemorates Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch, director of the Berlin Botanical Garden, who died in 1786.

Species[edit]

There are 12 species:

Hybrids

Medicinal use[edit]

G. sinensis is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in Chinese herbology, where it is called zào jiá ().[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607

Bibliography[edit]

  • Philips, Roger. (1979). Trees of North America and Europe, Random House, Inc., New York ISBN 0-394-50259-0.