Genus: Cercis

Cercis canadensis
Cercis canadensis   L.  -  Redbud
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Taken at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NY, 1991.

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Cercis L., Sp. Pl. 374. 1753. Gen. Pl. 176. 1754. Siliquastrum Duhamel, Traité Arbr. Arbust. 2: 263. 1755. LECTOTYPE: Cercis siliquastram L. designated by Britton & Brown (1913).

List of Cercis Species

References to Cercis

  • Afanasiev, M. 1944. A study of dormancy and germination of seeds of Cercis canadensis. J. Agric. Res. 69: 405-20.
  • Ames, O. I. 1939. Survey of hurricane damage at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Arborist's News 4(1): 5-6.
  • Anonymous 1974. Redbud, Cercis canadensis: pea family (Leguminosae). Morton Arbor. Quart. 10(4): 60-1.
  • Atchison, E. 1949. Chromosome numbers in the Leguminosae. IV. Chromosome numbers and geographical relationships of miscellaneous Leguminosae. J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 65: 118-22.
  • Blackwell, W. H. 1990. An explanation for the discrepancy in the chromosome count of the redbud (Cercis canadensis), Leguminosae. Sida 14(1): 7-11.
  • Carpenter, S. B.; Smith, N. D. 1979. Variation in shade leaf thickness among urban trees growing in metropolitan Lexington, Kentucky. Castanea 44: 94-8.
  • Cathey, H. M.; Campbell, L. E. 1975. Security lighting and its impact on the landscape. J. Arboric. 1: 181-187.
  • Curtis, W. F. 1977. Chromosome counts in Grielum and Cercis. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 63(2): 379-80.
  • Davies, W. J.; Kozlowski, T. T. 1974. Stomatal responses of five woody angiosperms to light intensity and humidity. Canad. J. Bot. 52(7): 1525-34.
  • Davis, C. C. 2002. Phylogeny and biogeography of Cercis (Fabaceae): evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS and chloroplast ndhF sequence data. Syst. Bot. 27: 289-302.
  • Donselman, H. M.; Flint, H. L. 1982. Genecology of eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis). Ecology 63: 962-971.
  • Echternach, J. L.; Rose, R. K. 1987. Use of woody vegetation by beavers in southeastern Virginia USA. Virginia J. Sci. 38: 226-232.
  • Fordham, A. J. 1965. Germination of woody legume seeds with impermeable seed coats. Arnoldia (Jamaica Plain) 25: 1-8.
  • Harris, J. A. 1910. On the relationship between the length of the pod and fertility and fecundity in Cercis. Bot. Gaz. 50: 117-27.
  • Harris, J. A. 1914. On the relationship between the number of ovules formed and the number of seeds developing in Cercis. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 41: 243-56.
  • Heaslip, M. B. 1959. Effects of seed irradiation on germination and seedling growth of certain deciduous trees. Ecology 40(3): 383-8.
  • Hopkins, M. 1942. Cercis in North America. Rhodora 44(522): 193-211.
  • Kozlowski, T. T. 1980. Responses of shade trees to pollution. J. Arboric. 6: 29-40. (Sulphur dioxide & ozone)
  • McClendon, J. H.; McMillen, G. G. 1982. The control of leaf morphology and the tolerance of shade by woody plants. Bot. Gaz. 143(1): 79-83.
  • McDougall, W. B. 1921. Thick-walled root hairs of Gleditsia and related genera. Amer. J. Bot. 8: 171-5.
  • Nichols, G. E. 1923. Cercis canadensis in Connecticut. Rhodora 25: 203-4.
  • Owens, S. A.; Ewers, F. W. 1991. The development of cauliflory in redbud, Cercis canadensis (Fabaceae). Canad. J. Bot. 69: 1956-63.
  • Owens, S. A.; Ewers, F. W.; Flegler, S. L.; Klomparens, K. L. 1995. Architecture of cauliflory in the genus Cercis (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae). Canad. J. Bot. 73(8): 1270-82.
  • Owens, S. A.; Fields, P. F.; Ewers, F. W. 1998. Degradation of the upper pulvinus in modern and fossil leaves of Cercis (Fabaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 85: 273-84.
  • Owens, S. J.; Lewis, G. P. 1996. Stigma morphology in the Leguminosae: The wet, papillate (WP) stigma in Caesalpinioideae. Kew Bull. 51(1): 119-31.
  • Plummer, G. L. 1954. Cercis canadensis L.: an ecological life history. Ph.D. Dissertation Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN,
  • Plummer, G. L.; Lindsey, A. A. 1954. On the occurrence of redbud in Indiana. Proc. Indiana Acad. Sci. 64: 79-87.
  • Reeder, J. R. 1951. A further note on Cercis canadensis in Connecticut. Rhodora 53(634): 246-7.
  • Rembert, D. H. 1969. Comparative megasporogenesis in Caesalpiniaceae. Bot. Gaz. 130(1): 47-52.
  • Robertson, K. R. 1976. The redbuds. Arnoldia (Jamaica Plain) 36: 37-49.
  • Robertson, K. R.; Lee, Y. T. 1976. The genera of Caesalpinioideae in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 57: 1-34.
  • Slade, B. 1957. Leaf development in relation to veination as shown in Cercis siliquastrum L., Prunus serrulata Lindl. and Acer platanus. New Phyt. 56: 281-300.
  • Sullivan, J. 1994. Cercis canadensis. ()
  • Tucker, S. C. 2002. Floral ontogeny of Cercis (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae: Cercideae): Does it show convergence with Papilionoids? Int. J. Plant Sci. 163: 75-87.
  • Werner, P. A.; Harbeck, A. L. 1982. The pattern of tree seedling establishment relative to staghorn sumac cover in Michigan old fields. Amer. Midl. Naturalist 108: 124-32.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1976. Enumeration and typification of genera in the tribe Cercideae. Rhodora 78(816): 750-60.
  • Wunderlin, R.; Larsen, K.; Larsen, S. S. 1987. Reorganisation of the Cercideae (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae). Biol. Skr. 28: 1-40.