I am trying to identify this tree. I am living in Perth, Australia at the moment, and this tree is right above the main vege garden I am helping to cultivate. Was just wondering what species it might be, and whether the leaves or bark might be toxic to veges (as they mulch down etc)
Looks like a legume (most of which are edible). But since I've never been to Australia, I won't hazard a guess past the Fabaceae family. But that might be a place to start with some guide to Australian legumes.
Better pic of seed pod would help. From leaves its either leucaena or delonix but from seed pod I still think its delonix regia.. Are the seed pods woody and very hard to get into with greyish stripey seeds inside? Can we have pic of seed pod lying flat?
Delonix regia (flame tree) is a non nitrogen fixing legume, mostly used for decoration due to its flowers, a fairly drought tolerant shade tree but I'd prefer leucaena, acacia, mesquite or gliricidia sepium for their N fixing properties and superior drought tolerance.