Ceratonia Siliqua

Botanical Name:

Ceratonia siliqua

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Edible, Tree, Perennial, Not climbing

Lifespan

Woody

Flower

Small greenish ♂ ♀ or hermaphrodite flowers with no petals and 5 exserted stamens (in the ♂ and hermaphrodite) in usually short racemes which are axillary terminal or clustered on the older wood.

Fruit

Thick coriaceous pulpy indehiscent pods 12–30 cm. long and 2 cm. thick.

Taxonomy

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae

Genus

Ceratonia


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