Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd.

Sub-Family: Caesalpinioideae
English Name: American Sumac
Synonym: Poiciana coriaria Jacq.
Common Name: Not available
Flowering & Fruiting Period: September - March
Distribution: Native of the West Indies and Central America
Habitat: Planted as avenue tree
Uses: Red dye yielding, tannin source, firewood
Key Characteristics: Trees; branchlets warty. Leaves bipinnate, alternate; stipules minute; rachis, slender, pulvinate; pinnae 8-16 pairs, subopposite , slender, pubescent; leaflets 24-44, sessile, opposite. Flowers bisexual, creamy, in axillary and terminal panicles; calyx tube campanulate, short; petals 5, ovate-orbicular, clawed subequal; stamens 10, declinate; filaments subequal, basally villous; ovary half inferior, stipitate, glabrous; style suberect; stigma capitate. Fruit a pod; twisted.