Common Name: Chinaberry
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|leaf--what kind of compond leaf is present here?
|branch--what kind of leaf arrangement is present here?
|habit--chinaberries are fast-growing trees (and thus have weak wood)
|mature fruits (drupes--if you have a chinaberry in your lawn, you know how messy these get when they fall from the tree in the spring!)
|mature fruits closeup
|young flower in Spring--there are 5 petals. The tube-like structure that appears to surround the stamens is actually composed of filament tissue (in other words, the tube is actually part of the stamen itself). The filament tube starts out purple when the flower is new...
|...but turns black with age (notice that the petals do not change color).