Caesalpinia bonduc

Caesalpinia bonduc
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Genus: Caesalpinia
Species: C. bonduc
Binomial name
Caesalpinia bonduc
(L.) Roxb.

Caesalpinia bonducella (L.) Fleming
Caesalpinia crista auct. Amer.
Guilandina bonduc L.
Guilandina bonducella L.[1]

Caesalpinia bonduc, commonly known as Grey Nicker, is a species of flowering plant in the senna family, Caesalpiniaceae,[1] that has a pantropical distribution.[2] It is a liana that reaches a length of 6 m (20 ft) and scrambles over other vegetation. Stems are covered in curved spines.[3] Its 2 cm (0.79 in) grey seeds,[4] known as nickernuts,[5] are buoyant and durable enough to be dispersed by ocean currents.[2]

Caesalpinia bonduc leaves


  1. 1 2 "Taxon: Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-10-26. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  2. 1 2 Cody, Martin L. (2006). Plants on Islands: Diversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago. University of California Press. p. 161. ISBN 978-0-520-24729-1.
  3. Oudhia, P., 2007. Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. [Internet] Record from PROTA4U. Schmelzer, G.H. & Gurib-Fakim, A. (Editors). PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa / Ressources végétales de l’Afrique tropicale), Wageningen, Netherlands.
  4. Nelson, Gil (1996). The Shrubs and Woody Vines of Florida: a Reference and Field Guide. Pineapple Press Inc. pp. 177–178. ISBN 978-1-56164-110-9.
  5. "Gray Nickarbean or Sea Pearl Caesalpinia bonduc". A Seabean Guide. Retrieved 2010-12-07.

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