Brya ebenus (L.) DC. (syn: Aspalathus ebenus L.); 
Fabaceae thorny shrub for id 100111MK2: Please help to id this shrub found in a nursery near Chennai. 
Date/Time- 08-01-2011 / 03:10 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GP Kancheepuram dist., TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Nursery
Plant Habit- thorny shrub
Height/Length- ca. 1 m
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 3 x 1 cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- cyme
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- yellow; ca. 1.5cm across; monodelphus
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- single seeded pod; ca. 1 cm long 

– I think this could be Brya Ebenus (Jamaican Rain Tree).

– Yes, Brya ebenus. Typically blooms two weeks following first thunderstorms of season in Florida.
Blooms apparently triggered not by moisture but by nitrogen fixation of lightning. Can also be triggered to bloom with shot of nitrogen

Brya ebenus :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan :: 01 MAY 18 : 4 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: May 1, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Brya ebenus  (L.) DC.

You are bringing to us, a lot of wonderful plants.  

Thank you, …  Looks like more and more exotic plants are getting into Indian gardens !

Yes, you are right.




IDENTITY : 59 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)

Attaching a collage of an ornamental plant in a garden. The plant is spiny and having yellow flowers.

Can somebody identify ?

Seems to be Eutaxia sp. 


Please check for Brya species as well (Brya ebenus ?).  

Thank you, …,
…, it’s more similar to Breya sp. than Eutaxia; check it once and finalize Species.

According to …, the plant is Brya sp. After going through literature, I am of the view that 
the plant is in fact Brya sp. … wanted close up images of the flower. I visited the site today and could not find any flower.

Thanks, …, for the id.
To me also appears close to images at Brya ebenus


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