Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3865

Climbing woody vine
Perennial

Native to Florida
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in coastal beaches and thickets, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Bipinnately compound (evenly)
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellowish standard tinged with red spots
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens, in two whorls
Flowers in axillary racemes

FRUIT:
Winter/SpringFall
Legume

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Guilandina bonduc   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Caesalpinia bonduc   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Guilandina bonduc

GREATER THAN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Guilandina crista

 

COMMON NAME:
Gray Nicker, Holdback


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Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_caesalpinia_bonduc1

May    Monroe County    FL

picture of -, image of Guilandina bonduc

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_caesalpinia_bonduc1b

May    Monroe County    FL

Legumes spiny, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of -, image of Guilandina bonduc

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_caesalpinia_bonduc2

May    Monroe County    FL

picture of -, image of Guilandina bonduc

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_caesalpinia_bonduc2b

May    Monroe County    FL

Flowers only subtly asymmetrical [not pea-shaped].