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Gymnocladus dioicus

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 1272

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Gymnocladus dioicus is cold hardy
USDA Zone:4 -30° to -20°F   (-34.5° to -29°C)
Type of plant - deciduous tree
Flower or inflorescence: frag. GREEN-WHITE, stellate, nodding...dioecious, m. clusters, f. raceme
Fruit: RED-BROWN legume to 15X4cm., persist. (scarify - soak)
Foliage: 30-80cm., bipinn., juv. PINK, YELLOW in fall..good looking tree
Height, in meters: 25
Height, in feet: 82.50
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Gymnocladus dioicus:
Guilandina dioica, Gymnocladus canadensis, Gymnocladus dioicus, 

Common names for Gymnocladus dioicus:

(folk:diuretic,enema ingredient),  (folk:pods homeo.:inflammation),  (folk:polish the seeds for beads, game counters),  (seeds roasted & ground,coffee substitute),  Chicot,  Kentucky Coffee Tree,  Kentucky Coffeetree,  Knicker Tree,  Pollution resistant street tree, 


Gymnocladus dioicus is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

29:   Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed List
30:   Exotic and Other Fruit and Nut Tree and Shrub List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
55:   Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
60:   Economic Timber Trees
see also Cabinet Wood Tree Seeds
86:   Natives of U.S.North East
87:   Natives of Central U.S.A.
89:   Natives of U.S.South East
95:   Canadian Natives Central Area
96:   Canadian Natives Eastern
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
173:   Land Reclamation Plant Shrub and Tree List
177:   Shrubs and Trees For Autumn Colour
179:   Street Tree Seeds
282:  Caesalpiniaceae
389:  Fabaceae
711:  Leguminosae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
Including medicinal, dye, fiber, food, construction, ritual
952:   Wholesale Selection


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Germination guide for Gymnocladus dioicus

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Gymnocladus dioicus seeds will usually germinate in 30-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Gymnocladus dioicus seeds about 6mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 20°C.

Chip and soak in warm water for 24 hours.


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