Caesalpinia ferrea

Caesalpinia ferrea

Caesalpinia ferrea

(Leopard Tree)

FAMILY

Fabaceae / Caesalpiniaceae

Species

Caesalpinia ferrea

Common name

Leopard Tree

Flower colour; life form

Yellow; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This trunk of this tree is covered with smooth mottled bark hence the common name. The bipinnate leaves to 10 cm have small leaflets (pinnules) to1 cm long, the small yellow flowers are about 1 cm long and are followed by indehiscent, thick flattened dark brown pods. Often found as a street tree.

Additional Photos

Flowesr and leaves