Gleditsia triacanthos L.

Common name

English: Honey locust, Thorny locust

German: Amerikanische Gleditschie

Portuguese: Espinheiro-da-Virgínia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Gleditsia (1)

           Epithet: triacanthos L. (1)

Synonyms: Acacia americana Stokes, Acacia inermis Steud., Acacia laevis Steud., Acacia triacanthos Gron., Caesalpiniodes triacanthum (L.) Kuntze, Gleditsia brachycarpa (Michx.) Pursh, Gleditsia bujotii Neumann

americana => from America

brachycarpa => short fruit

inermis => unarmed

laevis => smooth, in the sense of not being rough

triacanthos => three thorns, three-spined

triacanthum => three thorns, three-spined

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: tree

Flower colour: brown, green, yellow

External links

Check for Gleditsia triacanthos at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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