Ceratonia siliqua L.

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Ceratonia siliqua

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Ceratonia siliqua

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Common names: Carob (English)
Description: Evergreen, dioecious tree. Leaves paripinnate; leaflets in 2-8 pairs, elliptic. Flowers borne in racemes; male flowers with stamens borne on a broad disk; female flowers with an enlarged sessile stigma. Pods dark-brown, 10-30 cm long.
Derivation of specific name: siliqua: referring to the elongated pod.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to the eastern Mediterranean region
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 25 October 2011

Bailey, L.H. (1949). Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York. Page 585.

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Page 4.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ceratonia siliqua

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceratonia siliqua
African Plant Database: Ceratonia siliqua
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceratonia siliqua
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceratonia siliqua
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceratonia siliqua
Plants of the World Online: Ceratonia siliqua
Tropicos: Ceratonia siliqua
Wikipedia: Ceratonia siliqua

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ceratonia siliqua.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=164650, retrieved 20 April 2024

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