Colutea


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Colutea

 

(bladder senna), a genus of plants of the family Leguminosae. The plants are deciduous shrubs, most of which lack thorns and have odd-pinnate leaves. The flowers are papilionaceous, usually yellow, and in axillary racemes. The fruits are inflated, many-seeded pods.

There are approximately 25 species of Colutea, distributed in Southern Europe, Northwest and East Africa, and West and Central Asia. The USSR has 13 species (Middle Asia, the Caucasus, the Crimea), ten of which are raised as ornamentals. C. arborescens is the most commonly cultivated species in the genus.

REFERENCE

Derev’ia i kustarniki SSSR, vol. 4. Moscow-Leningrad, 1958.
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Colutea arborescens se multiplica por semillas, que se siembran en tierra, despues de haberlas dejado 24 horas en agua caliente.
En Colutea arborescens las hojas son compuestas, imparipinnadas, con 3-6 pares de foliolos, pecioladas y estipuladas.
The endemic shrub Daphne linearifolia and the Irano-Turanian shrub Colutea istria occur here as depauperate, 0.