Gleditsia macracantha Fabaceae
- Deciduous tree, to 15 m, with large spines (thorns). Leaves alternate, pinnately compound, leaf size variable, with 6-12 leaflets that are usually ovate-oblong, smooth above except for pubescence on the midrib, densely pubescent below. Flowers in pubescent clusters. Fruit (pod) long, 15-30 cm, 2.5-3.5 wide, slightly convex.
- Sun. Adapts to most soil, but poor in heavy clay soils; drougnt tolerant.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Native to central China.