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Caesalpinia spokanensis

Taxonomy
Caesalpinia spokanensis was named by Knowlton (1926).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1926Caesalpinia spokanensis Knowlton p. 43 figs. 29-9
1991Caesalpinia spokanensis Herendeen and Dilcher

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RankNameAuthor
genusCaesalpiniaL
RankNameAuthor
speciesspokanensisKnowlton 1926

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
P. S. Herendeen and D. L. Dilcher 1991Fruits are 5.1-8.5 (estimated) cm long (x=7.2 cm), 1.5-2.5 cm wide, excluding wing (x=2.1), and bear a continuous vascularized wing along the placental suture that is 5-8 mm wide (x=6.1 mm, maximum width). The wing is often significantly wider at the fruit center than at the ends. The fruits are thin and membranous. The fruit base is acute to obtuse; the apex is obtuse to blunt and rounded or occasionally mucronate with a persistent style base (ca. 1 mm long). The fruits are short stipitate (ca. 2 mm) and bear few (approx. three) ovules. The fruit valve venation consists of numerous, closely spaced primary veins that arise from the placental and nonplacental sutures at 90 degrees angles. The veins divide and anastomose to form a fine reticulum. The wing venation consists primarily of a poorly organized looping pattern, although a longitudinal orientation occurs toward the apex in some specimens.