Tipuana tipu, Machaerium tipu, Tipuana speciosa,
Pride of Bolivia, Rosewood, Tipu Tree,
Hebrew: מכנף נאה, Arabic: بليسندر جميله
|| ||Tipuana tipu (Benth.) Kuntze|
|| ||Machaerium tipu Benth., Tipuana speciosa Benth.|
|| ||Pride of Bolivia, Rosewood, Tipu Tree |
|| ||מכנף נאה|
|| ||بليسندر جميله|
|| ||Fabaceae, Pea family, משפחה קטניות|
|| ||Deciduous tree, ornamental|
|| ||14m high 22m diameter; reddish-brown fissured bark|
|| ||Pinnated leaves, leaflets 3-5cm long by 1.2-2cm wide, buttock-shaped tips|
|| ||Loosely branched terminal panicles|
|| ||Corolla yellow, 20 mm in diameter, petals 5, the standard is 15-18 mm long, calyx 8-9 mm, with short triangular teeth|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Broad-winged pods|
|| ||May, June|
|| ||Disturbed land|
|| ||Throuhout the country|
|| ||South America, Southern South America: Argentina, Western South America: Bolivia|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Tipuana, named after the Tipuana valley in Paraná (Brazil) where the best gold was found.
tipu, from a vernacular name for this tree in Southern Brazil.
In Israel, it's use as an ornamental tree began in the 1970s and 80s, when it was often planted as a shade tree for boulevards, gardens and groves throuhout the country.
- The standard author abbreviation Benth. is used to indicate George Bentham (1800 – 1884) ,an English botanist.
- The standard author abbreviation Kuntze is used to indicate Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze (1843 – 1907), a German botanist.