Gleditsia

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Gleditsia
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Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae[1]
Genus: Gleditsia
L.
Species

See text.

Synonyms
  • Garugandra Griseb.
  • Gleditschia Scop.
  • Pogocybe Pierre

Gleditsia /ɡlɪˈdɪtsiə/[2] (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.

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 ().

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon. 66 (1): 44–77. doi:10.12705/661.3. 
  2. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607

Bibliography[edit]

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