3559.000 Caesalpinia L.

Description of the genus

Trees or climbing or sprawling shrubs, unarmed or bearing prickles. Stipules various. Leaves 2-pinnate; specialised glands on petiole or rhachis 0. Leaflets opposite. Inflorescence of medium to large flowers arranged in a raceme or panicle. Sepals free to the hypanthium. Petals subequal, 5, yellow. Stamens 10, usually all fertile. Pod not winged.

Worldwide: c. 150 species, mainly in the tropics.

Zambia: 3 cultivated taxa.

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decapetala (Roth) AlstonDescription, Image
ferrea Tul.Description, Image
pulcherrima (L.) Sw.Image

Other sources of information about Caesalpinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Caesalpinia
Flora of Malawi: Caesalpinia
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Caesalpinia
Flora of Mozambique: Caesalpinia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Caesalpinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Caesalpinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Caesalpinia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Caesalpinia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Caesalpinia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Caesalpinia
Wikipedia: Caesalpinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Caesalpinia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Caesalpinia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Caesalpinia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=701, retrieved 24 November 2020

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