Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Robinia pseudoacacia  Robinia, False Acacia
Family Fabaceae
Genus Robinia  [rob-IN-e-a]  named after Jean Robin, a French botanist and herbalist to Henry IV of France
Species pseudoacacia   false acacia
Properties tree
Robinia pseudoacacia, commonly known in its native territory as black locust, is a medium-sized deciduous tree native to the southeastern United States, but it has been widely planted and naturalized elsewhere in temperate North America, Europe, Southern Africa and Asia and is considered an invasive species in some areas. Another common name is false acacia, a literal translation of the specific name It was introduced into Britain in 1636.
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