Genus: Gleditsia

Gleditsia triacanthos L.
Gleditsia triacanthos L.


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Gleditsia L., Sp. Pl. 2: 1056. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 476. 1754. Caesalpiniodes Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 166. 1891, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). TYPE: Gleditsia triacanthos L.

Melilobus Mitch. ex Raf., Sylva Tellur. 121. 1838. TYPE: Melilobus heterophyla Raf. (=Gleditsia triacanthos L.).

Key to the species of Gleditsia


List of Gleditsia Species

References to Gleditsia

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  • Fordham, A. J. 1965. Germination of woody legume seeds with impermeable seed coats. Arnoldia (Jamaica Plain) 25: 1-8.
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  • Graves, W. R. 1994. Urban soil temperatures and their potential impact on tree growth. J. Arboric. 20(1): 24-7.
  • Grisiuk, N. M. 1958. Polygamy and monoeciousness in Gleditsia triacanthos L. Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Lenengrad) 43: 1488-90. (In Russian)
  • Halverson, H. G.; Potts, D. F. 1981. Water requirements of honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis) in the urban forest.
  • Karnosky, D. F. 1981. Chamber and field evaluations of air pollution tolerances of urban trees. J. Arboric. 7: 99-105. (Sulphur dioxide, ozone, & oxidants)
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  • 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.
  • Parrish, J. A. D.; Bazzaz, F. A. 1982. Niche responses of early and late successional tree seedlings on three resource gradients. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 109(4): 451-6.
  • Potts, D. F.; Herrington, L. P. 1982. Drought resistance adaptations in urban honeylocust. J. Arboric. 8(3): 75-80.
  • Rembert, D. H. 1969. Comparative megasporogenesis in Caesalpiniaceae. Bot. Gaz. 130(1): 47-52.
  • Rhoads, A. F.; Meyer, P. W.; Sanfelippo, R. 1981. Performance of urban street trees evaluated. J. Arboric. 7: 127-132.
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  • Santamour, F. S. 1977. Flavonoid distribution in Gleditsia. J. Arboric. 3(1): 14-8.
  • Schnabel, A.; Hamrick, J. L. 1990. Organization of genetic diversity within and among populations of Gleditsia triacanthos (Leguminosae). Amer. J. Bot. 77(8): 1060-9.
  • Schnabel, A.; Hamrick, J. L. 1995. Understanding the population genetic structure of Gleditsia triacanthos L.: The scale and pattern of pollen gene flow. Evolution 49(5): 921-31.
  • Schnabel, A.; Laushman, R. H.; Hamrick, J. L. 1991. Comparative genetic structure of two co-occurring tree species, Maclura pomifera (Moraceae) and Gleditsia triacanthos (Leguminosae). Heredity 67: 357-64.
  • Schnabel, A.; McDonel, P. E.; Wendel, J. F. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships in Gleditsia (Leguminosae) based on ITS sequences. Amer. J. Bot. 90: 310-320.
  • Schnabel, A.; Wendel, J. F. 1998. Cladistic biogeography of Gleditsia (Leguminosae) based on ndhF and rpl16 chloroplast gene sequences. Amer. J. Bot. 85: 1753-1765. (Also Gymnocladus)
  • Smith, G. C.; Brennan, E. G. 1984. Response of honeylocust cultivars to air pollution stress in an urban environment. J. Arboric. 10(11): 289-93. (Ozone)
  • Sullivan, J. 1994. {Gleditsia tricanthos. ()
  • Tucker, S. C. 1991. Helical floral organogenesis in Gleditsia, a primitive caesalpinoid legume. Amer. J. Bot. 78: 1130-49.
  • Vrecenak, A. J.; Vodak, M. C.; Fleming, L. E. 1989. The influence of site factors on the growth of urban trees. J. Arboric. 15(9): 206-9.