Tipuana tipu

Common Name : Rosewood, Pride of Bolivia, Racehorse tree, Tipuana tree Scientific Name : Tipuana tipu Name :Tipuana tipu Family :Fabaceae

Tipuana tipu

Kingdom – Plantae

Species - tipu

Order - Fabales

Genus - Tipuana

Origin / Native - Bolivia, South America

Synonym - Tipuana speciosa

Height - 90 feet tall

Spread - 60 feet wide

Type / Life cycle - Annual, Perennial

Category - Deciduous or semi deciduous, ornamental shade tree for streets

Flowers - Small, bright yellow with red blend, pea-shaped blooms,3 petals, appears in leaf axils, green sepals, clustered, fallen flowers create yellow carpet effect.

Flowering season - Late Summer, Spring

Foliage&Tree - Greyish green, oppositely arranged, compound leaves, reddish brown bark with white timber

Attracts - Birds, bees, butterflies

Maintenance- Full sun, part shade,medium care, easy to grow, average water, water daily

Propagation- Seeds

Uses - Shade tree, ornamental

Special feature - Salt, drought tolerance

Growth Rate - Medium to fast

Best for - Public garden, streets, avenue, parks, roadsides

Tipuana tipu-rosewood flower[Close up view]
Tipuana tipu-rosewood flower

Tipuana tipu foliage
Tipuana tipu foliage

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Mavalli, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India

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