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Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Caesalpinieae
Genus: Gleditsia

See text.

Gleditsia (pronounced /ɡlɨˈdɪtsiə/)[1] is a genus of locust trees in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae, native to North America and Asia. The Latin name commemorates Gottlieb Gleditsch, director of the Berlin Botanical Gardens, who died in 1786.

There are 12 species:

  • Gleditsia amorphoides (Griseb.) Taubert
  • Gleditsia aquatica Marshall - Water locust
  • Gleditsia australis F. B. Forbes & Hemsley
  • Gleditsia caspica Desf. - Caspian locust
  • Gleditsia delavayi Franchet
  • Gleditsia fera (Lour.) Merr.
  • Gleditsia ferox Desf.
  • Gleditsia japonica Miq. - Japanese honey locust
  • Gleditsia macracantha Desf.
  • Gleditsia microphylla Isely
  • Gleditsia sinensis Lam. - Chinese honey locust
  • Gleditsia triacanthos L. - Honey locust
    • Gleditsia triacanthos inermis - Thornless honey locust


Medicinal use

G. sinensis is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in Chinese herbology, where it is called zào jiá ().


  1. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Caesalpinieae
Genus: Gleditsia
Species: G. amorphoides - G. aquatica - G. australis - G. caspica - G. fera - G. japonica - G. microphylla - G. sinensis - G. texana - G. triacanthos


Gleditsia L.

Vernacular name

Українська: Гледичія


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