3559.000 Caesalpinia L.

Description of the genus

Trees or climbing or sprawling shrubs, unarmed or bearing prickles. Stipules various. Leaves 2-pinnate; specialised glands on petiole or rhachis 0. Leaflets opposite. Inflorescence of medium to large flowers arranged in a raceme or panicle. Sepals free to the hypanthium. Petals subequal, 5, yellow. Stamens 10, usually all fertile. Pod not winged.

Worldwide: c. 150 species, mainly in the tropics.

Caprivi: 2 cultivated taxa.

Caesalpinia decapetala

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decapetala (Roth) AlstonDescription, Image
pulcherrima (L.) Sw.Image

Other sources of information about Caesalpinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Caesalpinia
Flora of Malawi: Caesalpinia
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Caesalpinia
Flora of Mozambique: Caesalpinia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Caesalpinia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Caesalpinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Caesalpinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Caesalpinia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Caesalpinia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Caesalpinia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Caesalpinia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Caesalpinia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Caesalpinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Caesalpinia
JSTOR Plant Science: Caesalpinia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Caesalpinia
Plants of the World Online: Caesalpinia
Tropicos: Caesalpinia
Wikipedia: Caesalpinia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Caesalpinia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=701, retrieved 25 July 2024

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