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Adenanthera pavonina


Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Adenanthera
                        Specie: Adenanthera pavonina

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Bright red seeds; spikes of white flowers in summer

Uses: Shade tree

Zones: 11-12

Description: This species is known mainly for its brilliant red lens-shaped seeds, used for beadwork and other ornamental purposes, and which were a traditional measure of weight used by goldsmiths in India and Arabia. The tree ranges in the wild from India to norther

Growth Habit: Multi-branched bushy tree

Comments: Seeds are used for beads

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