Caesalpinia bracteata is a shrub from the arid inland of South Africa near the Gariep River. It is a member of the Fabaceae family with blue-green compound leaves. It grows light brown erect, branched stems with leaves clustered at the tips. Southern Africa is home to seven of the 200 species of this genus, with this being one of the indigenous ones. Several other species have been introduced into the area. Caesalpinia bracteata is listed in the 1997 IUCN List of Threatened species (www.biodiversityexplorer.org).