Paraserianthes lophantha (brush wattle). Carnock Rd, Harwood, Otago Peninsula. © Murray Dawson
This tree is just starting to flower.
Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.
Habitat: Cultivated. Flowering. Has been flowering since early July. Evergreen.
Identification: Sophora molloyi Heenan & de Lange, 2001.
The Fabaceae or Leguminosae commonly known as the legume, pea, or bean family, are a large and economically important family of flowering plants. It includes trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants perennials or annuals, which are easily recognized by their fruit (legume) and their compound, stipulated leaves. The group is widely distributed and is the third-largest land plant family in terms of number of species, behind only the Orchidaceae and Asteraceae, with 730 genera and over 19,400...