Flowering roadside tree in Shanghai

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  1. David Tang

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    Just back from a 15 days tour to China.
    At Shanghai, there are lots of roadside trees with pinkish red flowers.
    The tour guide said these are not local trees, but introduced from
    other countries. As we sped along the highways, this is what I could
    manage shooting through the window glass.
    Wonder if it's appropriate to post non-local trees.
    Please feel free to delete the post if it's against the rule.
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Koelreuteria.
     
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    Thank you very much indeed.
    I found another one I shot in Lingering Garden in Suzhou.
    It was taken during sunset. The pinkish red flowers had
    a wash of yellow from the setting sun. That's why I missed
    this when I posted the thread.
     

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    Thanks very much. I just mistook the seed capsules as flowers !
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Note that trees asked about are not K. paniculata specifically (there are 3 species in the genus).
     
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    True.
    I thought all had inflated seed pods.

    Pics below are...... Koelreuteria bipinnata...yellow flowers ..inflated seed capsules.

    KOELREUTERIA  BIPINNATA 29-10-2014 15-02-46.JPG KOELREUTERIA  BIPINNATA 29-10-2014 15-08-29.JPG KOELREUTERIA   BIPINNATA 25-10-2014 10-29-39.JPG KOELREUTERIA  BIPINNATA 29-10-2014 15-02-46.JPG


    Pics below....Koelreuteria elegans
    KOELREUTERIA  ELEGANS 28-03-2019 10-55-56.JPG KOELREUTERIA  ELEGANS 29-03-2019 09-45-04.JPG
     
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    Thank you for your inputs.
    Is there any difference in the shape of the leaves ?
     

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