sprawling, prickly shrub or high-climbing vine has compound leaves,
clusters of yellowish flowers, and thorny pods containing 1-2 glossy gray
seeds about the size of marbles.
Distribution: Kālōklōk, which means "thorns"
or "brambles," is found in many tropical areas around
the world and is widespread in the Pacific. This plant and another closely
related species (Caesalpinia major) are found on some atolls in
the Marshall Islands.