Piptanthus nepalensis (Hook.) Sweet
Piptanthus laburnifolius (D. Don) Stapf
Fabaceae
Piptanthus nepalensis (15396 bytes)
Decidous , in milder climate evergreen shrub, strongly resemble to Laburnum. Entire leafs, alternate, compound palmate consisting of three, lamina dull green, glabrous above, glaucous underneath, pointed apex, base cuneate, 8 to 10 cm long, 2 cm wide. Petioles 3 cm long, glaucous, remarkable pale spots at base and top. Twigs dark-green, glabrous. Bright, yellow flowers in April/May, 3 cm long, glaucous calyx, outer petals bend backwards.

Home: Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan

Other views: Leaves

Cultivated: Germany

Author: Rainer Oberle

Not found, ethnobotanical aspects of Piptanthus nepalensis by Plants for a future database

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