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Goldenrain Tree
Sapindaceae
Koelreuteria paniculata


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Sapindaceae Family

Koelreuteria Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Pride of India, varnish tree, China tree


Location

Utah

Physical Description
It is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree growing to 17 m tall, with a broad, dome-shaped crown.
The leaves are pinnate, 15-40 cm (rarely to 50 cm) long, with 7-15 leaflets 3-8 cm long, with a deeply serrated margin; the larger leaflets at the mid-point of the leaf are sometimes themselves pinnate but the leaves are not consistently fully bipinnate as in the related Koelreuteria bipinnata.
The flowers are yellow, with four petals, growing in large terminal panicles 20-40 cm long. The fruit is a three-parted inflated bladderlike pod 3-6 cm long and 2-4 cm broad, green ripening orange to pink in autumn, containing several dark brown to black seeds 5-8 mm diameter. There are two varieties:
* Koelreuteria paniculata var. paniculata. Northern China and Korea. Leaves single-pinnate.

* Koelreuteria paniculata var. apiculata (Rehder & E.H.Wilson) Rehder (syn. K. apiculata). Western China (Sichuan), intergrading with var. paniculata in central China. Leaves with larger leaflets commonly bipinnate.






Goldenrain Tree, Koelreuteria paniculata - YouTube.com

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General Information

Soapberry Tree Family
Golden Rain Tree - koelreuteria paniculata

The seeds are edible when roasted, but not commonly consumed.
In some areas, notably the eastern United States and particularly in Florida, it is considered an invasive species.
Looks like a relative of the Horse Chestnut Tree

Has 3 way symetry papery seed pods.
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Comment: Goldenrain Tree, Koelreuteria paniculata

Page Posts: 3

gardengeek
gardengeek
August 20, 2010
Hi Ernie, I think it's a Goldenrain Tree.

Thanks!

Thunder
Thunder
August 20, 2010
I have found a similar tree...also unknown
  Goldenrain tree Goldenrain tree
Goldenrain tree
Medicinal Uses: The flowers are ophthalmic. They are used in the treatment of conjunctivitis and epiphora Food Uses: The seeds are edible when roasted, but not commonly consumed Other Notes: In some


Ernie

Junction City, Or USA August 20, 2010
I have one of the above trees in my yard and would like to know its name. Originally planted as a golden chain tree 15 years ago.

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