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Identification of this tree.

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So as part of our assignment, to collect different kinds of seeds from different species of tree, we came across this tree. The pods are green when fresh and brownish black when dried. They are like tubes, about 30cm long. Within these pods are disk-like membranes that cover each seed.

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West Africa, Ghana.
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can we get a close-up of the leaves, pods, and/or flowers? Also your approximate Zone/geographical area?  

Based on your initial description, maybe a Pink Trumpet Tree?
 
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I don't know, a Kentucky Coffee Tree? Get us more details and we'll see what we can do.

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To make it easier to help identify can you give us a close (12inch/20cm) of each of the following:
Fruit/Pod
Seed
Flower
Leaves
Trunk

Given the fact that you said pod it makes me think it is in the legume/pea-pod family.
If you were to give me you climate+location info it would probably allow me zero in/exclude some of the species in the family that prefers tropical vs temperate, swampy vs arid, etc, etc conditions.

 
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Looks like the OP has edited the first post to include more photos.  Any more thoughts?
I don't know this tree, but it's beautiful.


Just a side note, please feel free to start a new post when you're added more photos.  This bumps your thread and sends an email to anyone watching the thread - which helps get more replies.
 
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The closest I've been able to find through Google image search is Golden shower Tree, Cassia Fistula(or any of a  variety in this Genus) - also known as Golden Chain or Golden Rain or Laburnum...maybe.
 
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