Koelreuteria bipinnata. CHINESE FLAME TREE. China
SAPINDACEAE (Soapberry family)

Chinese lantern fruit capsules in late summer are more colorful than those of K. paniculata, goldenrain tree. Several grow in the large lawn of Willis Court at Rains Houses, but they are not thriving.

Other campus trees in the soapberry family: Alectryon, Cupaniopsis, Dodonaea

Illustrations (links open new windows): habit |


Name derivation, genus | species After J.G Koelreuter (1733-1806) german professor of botany | bipinnate (the leaves)

Related material: Canopy Trees for Palo Alto Tree Library

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