Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth. (Syn: Calpurnia aurea subsp. aurea ; Calpurnia lasiogyne E.Mey.; Calpurnia subdecandra (L’Her.) Schweick.; Calpurnia subdecandra Schweickerdt; Calpurnia sylvatica E. Mey.; Podalyria aurea (Aiton) Willd.; Robinia subdecandra L’Her.; Robinia subdecandra L’Hér.; Sophora aurea Aiton; Virgilia aurea (Aiton) Lam.);
Distribution: Native of India; cultivated in Java.6; Cultivated in Africa, India, Europe and
elsewhere.2 (from ILDIS)
Calpurnia aurea is a Southern African tree belonging to the family Fabaceae, occurring along the coastal regions from the south-eastern Cape northwards and inland to the central Transvaal, with an isolated population in eastern Zimbabwe.
Mostly found as a small tree up to 4 m, but under forest conditions reaching heights of 15 m. This species produces abundant sprays of bright yellow flowers. Leaves are pinnately compound with a terminal leaflet (imparipinnate). Pods are thin and papery, straw-coloured and about 10 cm in length.
(From Wikipedia on 15.2.15)
Cassia tree for identification :: 030115 :: MK004 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)
Please help me in identifying this small Cassia tree, found on roadside.
Habitat: evergreen forest edge
Date: 14 Nov 2014
Place: Kodaikanal, TN
Alt.: 1850 m asl
Very interesting plant!
THIS IS Calpurnia aurea–Fabaceae
Cassia ? ID Please SN 15 March 08 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
introduced shrub with hanging raceme, characteristic pod with a narrow wing on one side of the fruit.
It is Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth, Fabaceae