unknown tree

mudsnake(8B)August 11, 2014

I was given this tree by a family member but neither of us know what it is.

Here are 4 pictures:

Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

Thanks

Here is a link that might be useful: mystery tree

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

It's not a tree I've ever seen in person but maybe Melia azedarach, Chinaberry?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 5:17PM
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mudsnake(8B)

I thought it was one of the trees from the Arbor Day Foundation, but they would never send a chinaberry.
If so, then the seeds must have sprouted in an empty pot.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 7:20PM
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nel5397

It could be a Koelruetaria elegans.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 8:39PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Koelreuteria has opposite leaflets. And now I check more carefully so does Melia azedarach. The OP's tree has alternate. Does the ADF publish a list of species it sends out?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:18AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Here's their list ("All Trees" -- a dozen at a time):
http://shop.arborday.org/category.aspx?zcid=130

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 9:49AM
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aswhad(belgium-europe)

Maybe i'm confused....

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    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 3:58PM
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esh_ga

Koelreuteria has opposite leaflets. And now I check more carefully so does Melia azedarach. The OP's tree has alternate.

From the pictures I see, the tree has alternate LEAVES but opposite LEAFLET arrangement.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 5:20PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Aswhad - you're right. I looked at Koelreuteria elegans and it appeared to have opposite leaflets but in your picture I see that that is just a function of the angle. Some are discernible as alternate. I had another look at the OP's picture and to me the leafLETS still appear alternate. If you go back one image from the first which appears there's a close up of the leaflet arrangement. So Koelreuteria is still a possibility while Melia isn't. I've only seen K paniculata, so can't comment on K elegans. From a quick look it doesn't seem to be in the ADF calalogue.

Now I've confused myself ;-)

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 4:21AM
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mudsnake(8B)

The leaves are definitely alternate, while the leaflets are opposite, as are the blades. I am leaning toward goldenrain tree so far.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 10:56AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Maybe we are at cross purposes as to what we mean by leaf and leaflet? The smallest unit I am calling a leaflet. These are alternate in the photos. They go to make up opposite pinnate leaves. These in turn make up alternate bipinnate leaves.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2014 at 12:10PM
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mudsnake(8B)

Thanks, all of you, for helping to ID this tree.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 6:36PM
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esh_ga

floral_uk, I see what you're saying.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 8:59PM
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