Gleditsia Linnaeus. Subfamily: Caesalpinoideae. clade: Caesalpinoid clade. Honey Locust, Water Locust.
A genus of 13-16 species, trees (and a shrub), scattered relictually in the Old and New Worlds, related to Gymnocladus.
ID notes: 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); Robertson & Lee (1976); Schnabel & Wendel (1998). Show full citations.