Schizolobium parahybum. NO COMMON NAME. Brazil, Mexico
FABACEAE (Pea family)

This small tree has 15 (or so) pairs of one-inch by 3/8-inch leaflets, the whole set extending to about a foot. These sets are borne in pairs on an axis that is five or more feet long. To add to its striking appearance, the 2-inch diameter specimen on the garden on the north side of the Faculty Club displays all its foliage in the form of a fountain. Compare with close relative Caesalpinia at Crothers Hall. Tree, planted August 2003, died in Winter 2005

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