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Maniltoa lenticellata

Image of Maniltoa lenticellata

(Cascading maniltoa)


Fabaceae / Caesalpiniaceae


Maniltoa lenticellata

Common name

Cascading bean

Flower colour; life form

White; tree




This tree, a native of North Queensland and New Guinea has compound leaves with 2-4 pairs of leaflets. Flushes of new foliage form pendent clusters of pale pink to pale green leaves emerging from the rusty-coloured scales of the buds. Flowers white in clusters, stamens long and exserted. Pods to 2-5 cm long, to 3 cm wide, somewhat flattened on the side, turgid, beaked, 1-2-seeded.

Additional image

Image of Maniltoa flowers