Gleditsia triacanthos

Honey Locust, Thorny Locust at Aranda, ACT

Gleditsia triacanthos at Aranda, ACT - 19 Oct 2022
Gleditsia triacanthos at Aranda, ACT - 19 Oct 2022
Gleditsia triacanthos at Aranda, ACT - 19 Oct 2022
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Gleditsia triacanthos 22 Oct 2022 Tapirlord
Gleditsia triacanthos 22 Oct 2022 Mike
Sorbus domestica 20 Oct 2022 Tapirlord
Unidentified 19 Oct 2022 lbradley

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lbradley wrote:
   21 Oct 2022
Hey Ciaran - are you confident about Service Tree for this one?
Mike wrote:
   22 Oct 2022
Looks more like Gleditsia triacanthos.
lbradley wrote:
   22 Oct 2022
Hum... I guess that means it's still a question mark. My plant id app said albizia julibrissin. Ciaran says sorbus domestica and you think gleditsia triacanthos. I don't think the pics are bad so I'm not sure how to get a definite verdict on this one.
Mike wrote:
   22 Oct 2022
Albizia is bipinnate. There’s a YouTube video supposedly on growing Albizia but showing a different tree with pinnate leaves so there can be confusion. I think I need to raid the neighbours and get leaves for comparison. It’s not a reflection on your pictures. Sometimes young plants are harder to identify than older trees.
Tapirlord wrote:
   22 Oct 2022
Thanks Mike, a much better suggestion.
lbradley wrote:
   22 Oct 2022
Thanks guys!
lbradley wrote:
   22 Oct 2022
Yay! A decision 😊
abread111 wrote:
   12 Feb 2024
Does not fit the description CNM gives. Where are the bipinnate leaves with finely toothed margins?
Tapirlord wrote:
   12 Feb 2024
Description needs updating, leaves should be pinnate not bipinnate. This is a young plant which immature foliage and so is perhaps looking different to an adult. But I don’t know that I’d say the leaves are finely toothed in my experience. I’ll check a description in the morning. Not that one can see that detail in these images necessarily anyway
abread111 wrote:
   12 Feb 2024
Pinnate or bipinnate - both options apparently are found. See description in https://apps.lucidcentral.org/plants_se_nsw/text/entities/gleditsia_triacanthos.htm
or https://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=ns
lbradley wrote:
   12 Feb 2024
Thanks guys - reminds me that I need to find it again and remove it.
Mike wrote:
   13 Feb 2024
Take another photo of the more mature plant. Then take it out before it's forgotten.

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