African Plant Database

Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Protologue : Fl. Ind. ed. 1832 (Roxburgh) 2: 362 (1832)
Information on the genus : Caesalpinia
Basionym : Guilandina bonduc L.
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Guilandina bonduc L.
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Guilandina bonduc L.
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Guilandina bonduc L.
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Guilandina bonduc L. (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Caesalpinia bonducella (L.) Fleming
=Guilandina bonducella L.
=Caesalpinia crista L.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bush or shrubby tree, spreading or half-climbing, to ± 5 m tall; stems ± densely armed with spreading straight or slightly deflexed prickles.
Ecology : On or near sea-shores; 0-15 m alt; now naturalised near villages in the interior. Lagoon sides; stream mouths; sometimes forming impenetrable thickets; dune bush, littoral scrub. Salt tolerant.
  S. Africa. Widespread in the tropics (native of SE Asia).
  Very near C. major. The very hard-shelled seeds will float well in the sea (See C. R. Gunn & J. V. Dennis, World Guide to Tropical Drift Seeds…: 128-129, 1999).
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Record n°63874 modified 2007-04-17
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