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Nickerbean, Caesalpinia bonduc, with spiny seed pods that mature in fall. Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.


Reclining growth habit of Caesalpinia bonduc. This species uses other scrub/hammock plants for support. Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.

Species Name: Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.
Common Name: Nickerbean
Yellow nicker
Synonymy: Caesalpinia crista
Guilandina bonduc
Guilandina crista
  1. TAXONOMY

    Kingdom Phylum/Division Class: Order: Family: Genus:
    Plantae Magnoliophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Fabaceae Caesalpinia

    Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
    Subclass: Rosidae

  2. HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTION

    No information is available at this time

  3. LIFE HISTORY AND POPULATION BIOLOGY

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  4. PHYSICAL TOLERANCES

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  5. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

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  6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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  7. REFERENCES

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Report by: K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station
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Page last updated: December 18, 2001

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