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Genus Robinia Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae

Description: Trees or shrubs.

Leaves alternate, imparipinnate; stipules often spinescent on older stems; stipels usually present.

Inflorescences axillary racemes, bracts caducous, bracteoles absent. Calyx teeth short, upper 2 ± fused. Standard large, reflexed. Stamens free or diadelphous; anthers ± uniform. Ovary stipitate, style inflexed, hairy at apex; ovules usually many.

Pod linear, compressed, narrow-winged along upper suture; seeds with a small aril.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 20 species, eastern North America & Mexico. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Robinia pseudoacacia

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