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Goldenrain tree, Jabonero de la china

Koelreuteria paniculata


It is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree growing to 7 m tall, with a broad, dome-shaped crown. The leaves are pinnate, 15–40 cm long, with 7-15 leaflets 3–8 cm long, with a deeply serrated margin. The flowers are yellow, with four petals, growing in large terminal panicles 20–40 cm long. The fruit is a three-parted inflated bladderlike pod 3–6 cm long and 2–4 cm broad, green ripening orange to pink in autumn, containing several dark brown to black seeds 5–8 mm diameter. It is popularly grown as an ornamental tree in temperate regions all across the world because of the aesthetic appeal of its flowers, leaves and seed pods.


Spotted at Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Apr 14, 2013
Submitted on May 1, 2013

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