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281011-MS – 66- Fabaceae week -ID needed: ID needed of the tree species.  

A small sized tree. Very attractive. Leaves compound 8 to 10 pairs. Flowers in racemose arrangement. Flowers look like butter fly. Fruits single seeded samara?
Photographs Img 6319 and 6320 are of flowers fallen on Leea guineensis bush. Photos taken on 6.11.2011 in a park in Mysore city.

my ID is Tipuana tipu.

Your id is right




Trees of Lalbagh, Bangalore – Tipuana tipu – Tipu Tree:

Tipu Tree is a medium-sized tree native to Southern Brazil and to Bolivia.  
It has reddish-brown fissured bark.
Leaves of Tipu Tree are briefly decidious – so the tree is semi-evergreen. Leaves are alternate, opposite and imparipinnate. They can be up to 1 foot long. Indidual leaflets are about 6 cm long, slightly staggered oval, numbering 23 or a few less. The leaflets are slightly paler below.
The flowers are borne in axillary racemes 10-15 cm long. The flowers are golden yellow, sometimes orangish, shaped like sweet-pea flowers, very ornamental, 2 cm in diameter. The standard petal is 1.5-1.8 cm long. Sepals are short, triangular. The flowers produce 3-inch long by 1-inch-wide pods.  
Tipu Tree is mostly used as an ornamental street tree. 

Never heard or seen this. interesting Name

This is found in Mysore as well. Please see my earlier postings on this tree.

Very interesting plant… does the name has anything to do with the Great Tipu Sultan? 



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