Trees of Alabama and the Southeast

Lisa Samuelson, Ph.D.
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn University

Chinese Raintree
Koelreuteria paniculata

Leaves are pinnately compound, alternate and deciduous with up to 15 toothed and often basally lobed leaflets.  Flowers are yellow in large, drooping clusters.  Fruit is a bladder-like, papery capsule.  Bark is gray-brown and shallowly grooved. Chinese raintree is a small ornamental tree from China.

Photographs by Mike Hogan.

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