The beautiful flower
beans from the tree.
This member of the Fabaceae family was
given this name
by Capuron in
1968. It is from Madagascar, getting up to seven meters high and 80
centimetres in diameter. The large
flowers are white to apricot-yellow, and it can only be reproduced by seeds
and perhaps cuttings..
I got some
from Skogstorp in 2003. Couldn't get them to grow my self, but Maarten
van Thiel could - as usual.
Former a Caesalpiniaceae. Now, it's a sub-family to the Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae.