Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Robinia L., Sp. Pl. 722-723 (1753)
Vernacular Name(s):
Black locust

Trees or shrubs.  Lvs mostly imparipinnate; leaflets entire, often stipellate; stipules setaceous or spinescent.  Infl. axillary, racemose; bracts deciduous; bracteoles 0.  Calyx campanulate; calyx teeth short; upper 2 teeth somewhat connate.  Corolla white, pink or rose-purple. Vexillary stamen free or partly connate with others into a closed tube; anthers uniform or alternately smaller.  Style incurved, hairy at apex; stigma terminal.  Pod 2-valved, dehiscent, ± straight and flattened, many-seeded;  sutures somewhat thickened;  seeds estrophiolate.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Robinia L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.