Caesalpinia decapetala (Roth) Alst. var. japonica (Sieb. & Zucc.) Ohashi
Caesalpinia japonica Sieb. & Zucc.
Caesalpinia decapetala var. japonica (49211 octets)
Deciduous scandent shrub. Twigs glabrous, with strong retorse prickles 6-8 mm long, very dangerous! Leaves 20-40 cm bipinnate, prickly on rachis and petiole. Pinnae 3-8 pairs, carrying 6-10 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets oblong to obovate, glabrous, dull green above, whitish beneath. Flowers in terminal raceme 20-30 cm long in May-June. Corolla 25-35 mm across, canary yellow, upper petal smaller and striped with red.

Home: China, Japan

Other views: Flowers, Leaves, Twigs

Cultivated: France

Author: Frédéric Tournay

Ethnobotanical aspects of Caesalpinia decapetala var. japonica by Plants for a future database

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