Tipu Tree (Tipuana tipu)
The Tipu Tree is a large, massively branched, wide-spreading deciduous tree up to 23 metres tall. Its leaves are bright green and smooth. In late spring and summer, large sprays of golden-yellow flowers appear. These are followed by green winged seeds, 50 to 60mm long, that dry to yellowish-brown and remain on the tree all winter and much of spring. They are freely self-seeding.