The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Rademachera sinica - China Doll Tree Seed Pods


Rademachera sinica - China Doll Tree Seed Pods (Rademachera sinica)

Notice these seeds pods resemble Serpents which I've heard is another common name. I took this picture today at the San Diego Zoo even though it is a very common tree here. This tree is 30 feet tall.
I'll post a full picture of this tree.



Comments on this photo

 

lol imagine collecting these seeds

23 Sep, 2008

 

Those are serpent-like so I understand the name.
Did we establish that the China Doll name comes from the flower shape?

23 Sep, 2008

 

Glad we don't have these growing around here,
I would be in a permanent state of panic!

1 Oct, 2008

 

These seeds pods are soft and they turn flat and light-tan-colored and split open and the seeds are like little feathers that float away in the wind. This is typical of trees in the bignoniaceae family. Actually, the seeds look just like seeds from the Catalpa tree which is in the same family.

1 Oct, 2008



Comment on this photo


Pictures by Delonix1
71 of 6251

  • Plants_pics_137
  • San_diego_zoo_9_22_08_040

What else?

This photo is of species Rademachera sinica.

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    23 Mar, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Feb, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Jan, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    14 Aug, 2008

  • lyd
    Lyd

    Gardening with friends since
    3 Jul, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    4 Apr, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    1 Mar, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    7 Oct, 2008