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Noun1.Cladrastis - yellowwoodsCladrastis - yellowwoods        
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Papilionoideae, subfamily Papilionoideae - alternative name used in some classification systems for the family Papilionaceae
Cladrastis kentukea, Cladrastis lutea, gopherwood, Kentucky yellowwood - small handsome roundheaded deciduous tree having showy white flowers in terminal clusters and heavy hardwood yielding yellow dye
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Cladrastis sinensis is a remarkably beautiful and distinct tree that really deserves to be far more widely planted than it is at present.
One paleobotanist's Cladrastis or Magnolia has become another's Nyssa (Wolfe, 1966; Tanai, 1977); the same is true of Bombax, Quercus, Juglans, Persea, and Laurus (Hantke, 1965; Knobloch, 1969; Kvacek & Buzek, 1972; Kvacek & Walther, 1972, 1981; Mai & Gregor, 1982).
Four examples suggest the range of trees spotlighted: Acer griseum, the paperbark maple; Cladrastis lutea, yellow wood; Magnolia acuminata, cucumber tree; and Parrotia persica.