Gleditsia L.

Gleditsia is a genus of about 14 species. Its center of diversity surely is in the Caspian region but some additional species occur in the New World. At least three or four species are cultivated as ornamentals in Europe (King 1995, Roloff & Bärtels 2006).

Gleditsia triacanthos


King C.J. (1995) Gleditsia. In: Cullen J. & al. (eds.), The European Garden Flora, vol. 4. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 471.

Roloff A. & Bärtels A. (2006) Flora der Gehölze (2e Auflage). Ulmer, Stuttgart: 844 p.

Schnabel A., McDonel P.E. & Wendel J.F. (2003) Phylogenetic relationships in Gleditsia (Leguminosae) based on ITS sequences. Amer. J. Bot. 90(2): 310-320.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith