Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Weird pod tree. What is this?



Does anyone know what kind of tree this is? All its leaves start in a pod at the end of each branch. Then the pod opens and the individual leaves start to fan out and expand.

6 Comments:

Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Whatever it is, I want one. Do you have a local botanical gardens? I take my mysteries to our local head gardener at our botanical gardens to identify.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

One possibility is that it is a paw paw. But I'm not sure.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

cool it kinda resembles a pawpaw. when you find out let us know.

11:56 PM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Never seen a pawpaw so I just Googled it through the Images and didn't see anything resembling it.

2:11 AM  
Blogger Rob J. said...

Once the leaves open post another photo. It's easier to ID by the leaf shape & arrangement. Allen J. Coombes, "Trees" is a simple, straight forward tree guide to get you started.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

Thanks, Rob, Patrick and Patty. I'll take more photos and see if I can find it.

12:52 PM  

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