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Gleditsia Linnaeus. Subfamily: Caesalpinoideae. clade: Caesalpinoid clade. Honey Locust, Water Locust.

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A genus of 13-16 species, trees (and a shrub), scattered relictually in the Old and New Worlds, related to Gymnocladus.

Key advice:The hybrid Gleditsia ×texana Sargent (pro sp.) [G. aquatica × triacanthos] occurs occasionally in the area of range overlap of its parents. It is intermediate (but variably so) between its parents.

Ref: Isely (1975); Isely (1990); Isely (1998); Poindexter, Adams, & Weakley (2023b) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2023a); Robertson & Lee (1976); Schnabel & Wendel (1998); Schnabel, McDonel, & Wendel (2003). Show full citations.

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