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Taxon: Gleditsia triacanthos L.

Genus: Gleditsia
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Caesalpinioideae tribe: Caesalpinieae. Also placed in: Caesalpiniaceae
Nomen number: 17641
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1056. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 28-Jun-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • honey-locust   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • sweet-bean   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • sweet-locust   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – English
  • thornless honey-locust   (Source: Man Woody Landsc Pl ) – English   [Gleditsia triacanthos forma inermis]
  • three-thorn-acacia   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • Amerikaanse driedoring   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – Afrikaans
  • soetpeulboom   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 ) – Afrikaans
  • mei guo zao jia   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • épine-du-Christ   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • carouge à miel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • févier d'Amérique   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • piquant amourette   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • amerikanische Gleditschie   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • dreidornige Gleditschie   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • gleditsia a tre pine   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Italian
  • spino di Giuda   (Source: Mult Glossary Trees ) – Italian
  • espinheiro-da-Virginia   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Portuguese
  • acacia negra   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • acacias de tres espinas   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • algarrobo de miel   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Spanish
  • gledichia   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • korstörne   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Southern Africa: South Africa
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czechoslovakia; Germany
    East Europe: Belarus; Moldova; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Italy; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    United States [extreme e.]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Southern South America: Argentina

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989–. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Csurhes, S. M. & D. Kriticos. 1994. Gleditsia triacanthos L. (Caesalpiniaceae), another thorny, exotic fodder tree gone wild. Pl. Protect. Quart. 9:101–105.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Graham, E. H. 1941. Legumes for erosion control and wildlife. USDA Misc. Publ. 412.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1971. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 2. Trees.
  • Isely, D. 1975. Leguminosae of the United States: II. Subfamily Caesalpinioideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(2):159.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Little, E. L., Jr. 1978. Important forest trees of the United States.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Voss, E. 1972–. Michigan flora.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74., 1999
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Gleditsia triacanthos L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP: North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?17641 (24 October 2014)

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