Castanospermum australe A.Cunn. & Hook.

Black Bean

Tree to 35 m tall. Leaves 50-60 cm long, odd-pinnate. Leaflets 9-17, entire,more or less oblong, mostly 10-20 cm long, to 5 cm wide, with a long-pointed tip, upper surface glossy. Flowers to 4 cm long, orange to red (rarely yellow); spring. Fruit pod to 20 cm long, hairless, containing 1-5 seeds, each to 3 cm long.

Vanuatu,New Caledonia, Qld, NSW.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Fabaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Castanospermum A.Cunn.