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17 Goldenrain Tree

(Koelruteria paniculata )

This small to medium-sized deciduous tree reaches heights of about 23 feet, with a broad, dome-shaped crown. The flowers are yellow, with four petals, growing in dramatic, large terminal panicles 8 to 16 inches long. The fruit is a three-parted inflated bladder-like pod, first green, then ripening orange-to-pink in autumn, and containing several dark brown to black seeds.