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Maackia fauriei (Lévl.) Takeda

Modern name

Maackia floribunda (Miq.) Takeda


Cladrastis faurei Lévl.

A deciduous tree up to 25 ft high, with a trunk 2 ft in girth, but often a bush 6 ft or more high; young shoots glabrous. Leaves pinnate, about 8 in. long; leaflets nine to seventeen, oval or ovate, rounded or broadly wedge-shaped at the base, 112 to 2 in. long, 58 to 78 in. wide, rather downy when young, becoming glabrous; stalk of leaflet 18 to 316 in. long. Flowers white, 38 in. long, produced on a panicle made up of slender racemes 2 to 3 in. long, on which they are closely packed; calyx bell-shaped, scarcely toothed, finely downy. Pods 112 to 134 in. long.

Native of Quelpaert Island, Korea; discovered by the Abbé Faurie in 1907 at an altitude of 3,700 ft. E. H. Wilson collected seeds on the island in 1917, which represent its first introduction to cultivation. It flowers there in August at the end of leafy shoots. Introduced to Kew in 1922.



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