Koelreuteria paniculata goldenrain tree; pride-of-India Sapindaceae KOPA*; Bx, pb, up; NY, ct; Q, a, f; K;

   

Koelreuteria paniculata.commons.wikimedia.org.2

Koelreuteria paniculata.in fruit.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 1/2015).

Koelreuteria paniculata is a tree to 10 m; bark light brown, furrowed, twigs with raised orange brown speckles (lenticels). 

Leaves alternate pinnate, to 30 cm long, leaflets 7- 15, irregularly lobed and toothed, to 8 cm long. 

Flowers yellow, about 1 cm wide in large branched clusters to 35 cm long, June-July. 

Fruit papery 3-parted inflated capsule to 6 cm long, seeds pea-like (Dirr 1990; Rehder 1986). 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in New York City: Infrequent. 

Koelreuteria paniculata_Prague_2011_1.flowers.commons.wikimedia.org

Koelreuteria paniculata_ Prague_2011_1.flowers.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 1/2017).

Origin: Asia. 

Habitat: Escaped from cultivation.