Species Detail

Gymnocladus dioicus L. K. Koch
Kentucky coffee tree


Scientific Name:  
Gymnocladus dioicus L. K. Koch
Common Name:  
Kentucky coffee tree
Myaamia Name:  
šoošookwalalaakaneemišaahkwa (tree)
Uses:  
Food, Material
Harvest Seasons:  
Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Conifer Shrubland and Forest
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Shrub

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Gymnocladus dioicus L. K. Koch
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Material  "ch8ch8c8inagan8injaki"; beans from the fruit are used to play [games] with
No Reference Specified Use - Food  seeds eaten by William Francis Hale
Botanical Sources  
Gymnocladus dioicus L. K. Koch
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Occurs in rich; moist woods; uncommon
Related Sources  
Gymnocladus dioicus L. K. Koch
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Algonquians play the game of straws with seeds; probably taken from the Honey locust tree or Kentucky coffee-tree. "Sometimes they play [the game of straws] with seeds which grow on the trees; which clsoely resemble little beans"