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Caesalpinia Ferrea 70lt Tree


Caesalpinia Ferrea 70lt Tree
Common Name: Leopard Tree


Caesalpinia ferrea, commonly known as Leopard Tree or Brazilwood, is a species of flowering tree belonging to the Fabaceae family. It is native to various regions in South America.

Appearance: The Leopard Tree is a medium-sized deciduous tree that can reach a height of 10 to 15 meters. It has an open, spreading crown with a rounded or umbrella-like shape. The tree’s bark is distinctive, with a mottled pattern of dark brown and light grey, resembling the coat of a leopard, which is the origin of its common name.

Leaves: The leaves are bipinnately compound, meaning they are divided into smaller leaflets, giving them a fern-like appearance. The leaflets are small and arranged along a central rachis (main axis). The leaves are usually green during the growing season but turn yellow or yellow-green before shedding in the fall.

Flowers: The tree produces small, bright yellow flowers with long stamens that are held in clusters. The flowers are attractive and serve as a nectar source for various pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.

Fruits: After flowering, Caesalpinia ferrea forms elongated pods that contain seeds. These pods are woody and brown in colour.

Habitat: The Leopard Tree is adaptable to various soil types and can thrive in both moist and drier conditions. It is commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions, especially in open woodlands and savannas.

Uses: The wood of Caesalpinia ferrea is durable and has been used for various purposes, including construction, furniture, and tools. In some regions, the tree is also valued for its ornamental qualities and is planted in parks, gardens, and along streets.

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Caesalpinia Ferrea 70lt Tree