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Caesalpinia gaumeri Greenm.

Tree with deeply fluted, often perforated, trunk; bark forming small rectilinear plates; leaves alternate, twice-pinnately compound, oftern with reddish petiole and rachis; leaflets smooth (not hairy); inflorescence a raceme of yellow flowers; flowers bilaterally symmetrical; uppermost central petal with orange spots; stamens well exserted; legume fruits flat.

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Listed as an important source of pollen and/or nectar for bees (Souza Novello 1981, Suarez Molina 1981).