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Cercis Linn., Sp. Pl. 374. 1753. Gen. P1. ed. 5. 176. 1754; Hutch., Gen. Fl. Pl. 1: 251. 1964; Ball in Tutin et al, Fl. Europ. 2: 83. 1968.

Cercis siliquastrum

Credit: Asad

Deciduous shrubs or trees. Leaves simple, palmately veined, entire or emar¬ginate or bilobed; stipules small caducous. Inflorescence fasciculate raceme on old branches. Bracts scale-like. Calyx campanulate, teeth 5, equal. Petals 5, zygomor¬phic, falsely papilionaceous, the upper inside the others. Stamens 10, free, anthers uniform. Ovary stipitate, many-ovuled, style filiform, stigma terminal. Fruit linear-oblong, compressed, 2-valved, the upper suture narrowly winged, many-seeded. Seeds obovate.

A genus with about 7 species, distributed in N. Temperate regions of the world.

Lower Taxon


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