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Common name

English: Honey locust, Thorny locust

German: Amerikanische Gleditschie

Portuguese: Espinheiro-da-VirgĂ­nia


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(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


Climate: temperate

Habit: tree

Flower colour: brown, green, yellow

External links

Check for Gleditsia triacanthos at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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