Cercis siliquastrum L.

Common name

English: Judas tree

German: Judasbaum

Portuguese: Árvore-de-Judas, Olaia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Cercis (1)

           Epithet: siliquastrum L. (1)

Synonym: Siliquastrum orbicularis Moench

orbicularis => round or circular

siliquastrum => from siliqua - lat. legume seed pod

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Cercis siliquastrum at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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