Gleditsia sinensis Lam.

Chinese Gleditsia

Thickly branched tree about 10 m tall with branched thorns. Leaves compound, alternate. Leaflets 8-16, 3-8 cm long, midrib downy on both sides, edges finely scalloped, stalks short. Flowers in downy clusters. Fruit pods 15-25 cm long, 2-3 cm wide.

China, Mongolia.

VIC: Melbourne (City, cnr King and Bourke Sts).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Caesalpiniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Gleditsia L.