Maniltoa lenticillata (Cascading Bean) (Fabaceae)

Maniltoa lenticillata (Cascading Bean)

A fascinating legume tree of rainforest at low elevations in Cape York Peninsula and also New Guinea. During the growing season, leaf buds are very prominent and the resultant new growth appear as a drooping bouquet of cascading white leaves. The flowers are of the Caesalpinoid type. It is grown ornamentally in FNQ.

Maniltoa lenticillata (Cascading Bean)

Maniltoa lenticillata

Maniltoa lenticillata (Cascading Bean)
Pinnate leaves

Maniltoa lenticillata (Cascading Bean)

Maniltoa lenticillata (Cascading Bean)
Seed Pod

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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