. Trees and shrubs : an abridgment of the Arboretum et fruticetum britannicum : containing the hardy trees and schrubs of Britain, native and foreign, scientifically and popularly described : with their propagation, culture and uses and engravings of nearly all the species. Trees; Shrubs; Forests and forestry. 413. Gleditgchia (t.) monosp&mZ' though smooth when the tree is young, yet cracks and scales off when the tree grows old, as in G. triacan- thos. The leaves, Michaux says, differ from those of G. triacanthos, in being a little smaller in all their pro- portions. The branches are arme

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. Trees and shrubs : an abridgment of the Arboretum et fruticetum britannicum : containing the hardy trees and schrubs of Britain, native and foreign, scientifically and popularly described : with their propagation, culture and uses and engravings of nearly all the species. Trees; Shrubs; Forests and forestry. 413. Gleditgchia (t.) monosp&mZ' though smooth when the tree is young, yet cracks and scales off when the tree grows old, as in G. triacan- thos. The leaves, Michaux says, differ from those of G. triacanthos, in being a little smaller in all their pro- portions. The branches are arme
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. Trees and shrubs : an abridgment of the Arboretum et fruticetum britannicum : containing the hardy trees and schrubs of Britain, native and foreign, scientifically and popularly described : with their propagation, culture and uses and engravings of nearly all the species. Trees; Shrubs; Forests and forestry. 413. Gleditgchia (t.) monosp&mZ' though smooth when the tree is young, yet cracks and scales off when the tree grows old, as in G. triacan- thos. The leaves, Michaux says, differ from those of G. triacanthos, in being a little smaller in all their pro- portions. The branches are armed with thorns, which are also less nu- merous, and somewhat smaller than those of G. triacanthos. The tree is treated in all respects like G. tria- canthos ; of which it has, till lately, been considered only a variety. It is raised in the nurseries from im- ported seed ; but whether the plants really turn out perfectly distinct, with respect to the form of their fniit, is uncertain ; from their not having yet, as far as we know, fruited in England. ft 3. G. sine'nsis Lain. The Chinese Gleditschia. Idenlification. Lam. Diet., 2. p. 466.; Dec. Prod., 2. p. 479. i Don's Mill., 2. p. 428. Synonymes. G. Ii6rrida WilU. Sp. 4, p. 1098.; Fe- vier de la Chine, Fr. Engravings. Dec. Legum. Mem., 1.1. 1. ; the plate of this species in Arb. Brit., 1st edit,, vol. v. Spec. Char., Sfc. Spines stout, conical; those on the branches simple or branched; those on the stem grouped and branched. The leaflets ovate- elliptical, obtuse. Legumes compressed, long. The spines in this species are axillary, not distant from the axil. (Dec. Prod.) A middle-sized tree. China. , Height 30 ft. to 50 ft. Introduced in _;J 1774. Flowers greenish; June and "^ July. Legume not seen in England. Varieties. V G. s. 2 inermis N. Du Ham., G. japonica Lodd. Cat., G. javanica Lam. (see the plate of this tree in Arb. Brit., 1st edit., vol. v.; and our fig. 414.), differs from G. sinensis in being without spines, of

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