Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Gymnocladus dioicus (L.) K.Koch image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Caesalpiniaceae
Gymnocladus dioicus (L.) K.Koch
Kentucky coffee-tree
Gymnocladus: Greek for "naked" and "a branch," referring to stout branches with no leaves for many months
dioicus: Greek for "two houses"
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: perennial tree to 100' tall
Flower: greenish-white, softly hairy; petals and sepals nearly the same and longer than the stamens inflorescence a terminal panicle
Fruit:widely oblong, woody, flat but thick pods 3"-10" long; a few thick, hard seeds separated by pulp
Leaf:almost 40" long, bi-pinnately divided into 3-6 pairs of leaflets each with several pairs of leaflets
Habitat: moist; rich woods
Notes: in Native Americans encampments along riverbanks the seeds were used as game pieces where they were accidentally planted
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