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Gleditsia Linn., Sp. Pl. 1056. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 266. 1754.

Trees, trunk and branches armed with simple or branched spines. Leaves uni and bipinnate in the same specimen, stipules small. Inflorescence racemose, fasciculate or cymose Flowers bracteate, bisexual and unisexual, small, greenish or whitish. Calyx-tube turbinate-campanulate, with 5-3 subequal lobes. Petals 5-3, sessile, slightly unequal, imbricate. Stamens 10-6, free. Ovary in male flowers rudimentary, minute or absent; in bisexual flowers subsessile; ovules numerous to 2, style short, stigma terminal. Fruit ovate or elongated, compressed, 2-valved or indehiscent.

About 12 species; distributed in North and South America, temperate and subtropical Asia, Malaya.

1 Leaflets 7-9 pairs, 2.5-5 cm long; inflorescence Paniculate, 10-22.5 cm long; pod up to 30.0 cm long, subsessile   Gleditsia macracantha
+ Leaflets 12-15 pairs, 1.7-2.5 cm long; Inflorescence a raceme, c.5 cm long; pod up to 50.0 cm long on 1.2 cm long stipe   Gleditsia triacanthos

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