Ormosia ormondii (Yellow Bean) (Fabaceae)

Ormosia ormandii

Ormosia ormondii is the only representative of this moderately large (over 100 species, mostly tropical) genus of trees in Far North Queensland. It grows up to over 20m and is an absolutely gorgeous tree when in flower, with blossoms of large deep pink to red pea flowers – an absolute wonder to behold! The pinnate leaves are like many other legume trees but this species can easily be recognized because the pinnate leaves have a tendency to be organized in whorls on the stem.

Ormosia ormandii

Ormosia ormandii

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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