This section is from the book "Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants", by W. Botting Hemsley. Also available from Amazon: Handbook of hardy trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
A genus comprising a single North American species, differing from Gleditschia in the thick turgid or terete pod. Name from
a branch, in reference to the absence of thorns.
1. G. Canadensis. Kentucky Coffee Tree.- A deciduous tree of large stature. Leaves very large, bipinnate; leaflets ovate, membranous. Flowers white, in terminal simple or thyrsoid racemes.
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