Caesalpinia murifructa Gillis & Proctor
  • Spineless Yellow Knickers


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Caesalpinia murifructa Gillis & Proctor. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000164300. Accessed on: 16 Oct 2021'

Habit

Caesalpinia murifructa grows as a large vine tree up to 7 meters in height climbing over other vegetation and forming large impenetrable clumps. The stems and leaves have no recurved prickles. There are no stipules. The leaves are arranged alternately, pinnately compound, to 35 cm in length with the pinnae in 6-7 pairs each with 4-5 pairs of leaflets. The leaflets are ovate/oval/round with a retuse leaf apex and entire margin. The complete, perfect, zygomorphic flowers are arranged in racemes. There are 5 unfused greenish-yellow, tomentose sepals in the calyx and 5 unfused yellow petals in the corolla. There are10 stamens (8 functional and 2 staminodes) that are the same length as the perianth. The superior ovary has as single locule. The fruit is a spineless legume, 5-8 cm in length, turning brown at maturity. There are 2-3 yellow seeds.

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    Habitat

    Caesalpinia murifructa grows in Human Altered environments as well as coastal Dry Broadleaf Evergreen Formation – Woodlands (open coppice)

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    Distribution

    Caesalpinia murifructa is an endemic species in the southern island groupings of the Lucayan Archipelago.

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    Uses

    Caesalpinia murifructa is not known to be used medicinally in the Lucayan Archipelago.

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    Nationally Preferred Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Spineless Yellow KnickersEnglishBS

     Information From

    Fabaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
    http://www.levypreserve.org
    Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. 2020. Flora by Common Name and by Scientific Name. Bahamas National Trust. Available at www.levypreserve.org Accessed on (2020/07/09).
    • B Ethan Freid All rights Preserved
    • C Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. All rights Preserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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