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Western Sooapberry?

Posted by blakrab TX (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 25, 13 at 23:17

Is this a Western Soapberry tree...or something else?

Here is a link that might be useful: Berries..

This post was edited by blakrab on Fri, Oct 25, 13 at 23:22

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RE: Western Sooapberry?

If it is western soapberry, Sapindus drummondii, it will have semi-transparent amber berries with a black seed somewhat visible inside (when mature). Maybe in the picture the seeds aren't quite mature yet?

RE: Western Sooapberry?

It looks like a Chinaberry to me...

RE: Western Sooapberry?

Yea, I'm leaning towards Chinaberry now too, since there seem to be many of those in the area...

It's a drought-hardy weedy tree, whose main usage might be for a natural pesticide/fungicide:
"Azadirachtin, inhibits reproductive cycles among treated herbivore pests, buts degrades organically and poses no threats to treated or surrounding plants."

Here is a link that might be useful: Azadirachtin

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