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Brazilian Fern Trees (Schizolobium parahybum)


Brazilian Fern Trees (Schizolobium parahybum) (Brazilian Fern Trees (Schizolobium parahybum))

Looking up at the tall Brazilian Fern trees at the San Diego Zoo. They look a little sparse this year. This is a popular, extremely fast growing tree in coastal California. Photo taken Oct. 27, 2010.



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Close kin to a Jacaranda, Delonix?

30 Oct, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

No, it's in the Leguminosae (Fabaceae) family, not the Bignoniaceae family. It has big clusters of yellow flowers in spring.

30 Oct, 2010

 

Wow! But the seed pods and the opposite leaves looked so much like Jacaranda! Convergent evolution, maybe? Or bad eyesight on my part! ; )

30 Oct, 2010

 

Tugbrethil:

I'll post a pic of a smaller tree. You'll be able to see the difference. :>)

30 Oct, 2010

 

Thank you!

30 Oct, 2010

 

TugbrethilL:

You're welcome!

30 Oct, 2010



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