Genus: Gleditsia J. Clayton

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Caesalpinieae
Alternate family(ies): Caesalpiniaceae
Genus number: 4985
Last updated: 25-Apr-2019
Accession Count: 92 (28 active, 21 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: genus authorship associated with Genera plantarum (Shenzhen ICN Art. 13.4), where Linnaeus credits Clayton

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world 130.
  2. Schnabel, A. et al. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships in Gleditsia (Leguminosae) based on ITS sequences. Amer. J. Bot. 90(2):310-320.

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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Gleditsia
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 24 May 2020.