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Common name

English: Judas tree

German: Judasbaum

Portuguese: Árvore-de-Judas, Olaia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2614)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2517)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2126)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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