CAESALPINIACEAE, Caesalpinia  family


Trees and herbs; stems with or without thorns; leaves alternate, pinnate or bipinnate compound, seldom simple; flowers in small clusters, racemes or panicles, perfect or sometimes unisexual; corolla regular, petals united or separate; or corolla somewhat zygomorphic, petals separate below, odd petal enclosed by the others in bud, not paplionaceous. (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae)