Koelreuteria

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Koelreuteria
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Koelreuteria paniculata
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Koelreuteria

Species

Koelreuteria bipinnata
Koelreuteria elegans
Koelreuteria paniculata

Koelreuteria /kɛlrʊˈtɪəriə/[2] is a genus of three species of flowering plants in the family Sapindaceae, native to southern and eastern Asia.

They are medium-sized deciduous trees growing to 10–20 m (33–66 ft) tall, with spirally arranged pinnate or bipinnate leaves. The flowers are small and yellow, produced in large branched panicles 20–50 cm (8–20 in) long. The fruit is a three-lobed inflated papery capsule 3–6 cm long, containing several hard nut-like seeds 5–10 mm diameter.

The genus was named after Joseph Gottlieb Kölreuter, from Karlsruhe, Germany, by Erich Laxmann.

Uses[edit]

Koelreuteria are commonly used as focal points in landscape design in regions where they thrive.

In some areas, notably parts of eastern North America, they have become invasive species.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Koelreuteria Laxm". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-03-29. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
  2. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607

References[edit]

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