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Tree Indentification

 
Dave Wright
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Hey guys n gals

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)

Thanks!
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John Elliott
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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.
 
Steve Farmer
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Delonix Regia is my first guess
 
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Steve Farmer wrote:Delonix Regis is my first guess


The seed doesn't seem to match: http://treesplanet.blogspot.com/2013/06/delonix-regia-royal-poinciana-gulmohar.html#.Vu3CnGQrJZg
 
Steve Farmer
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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?
 
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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.
 
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It's a Jacaranda. Not a legume. It's a common street tree here in SoCal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacaranda
 
Steve Farmer
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Rue Barbie wrote:It's a Jacaranda. Not a legume. It's a common street tree here in SoCal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacaranda



Yep looks like that's it
 
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