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jmorth
Dec 8, 2015 3:37 PM CST
This tree has several common names, one of which is Broken Bones Tree. The leaf stalks fall and collect at the base of the tree and look like a pile of broken bones. Another name is Tree of Damocles which is alluding to a Greek tale where a man changes places with a king . When the man was sitting on the throne, above his head was a sword held there by a single horse hair. The man wanted to resume his former status as the sword above him wrought fear. This tree's long dangling seed pods (well over a foot long) hang down like a sword.
This tree can attain 50 to 80 feet in height. It's a night bloomer (beautiful bloom) and is pollinated by bats. The leaves and stem are edible; also used as fodder, in folk medicine, and as an ornamental tree. It's native to the southeast Asia area.
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jmorth
Dec 8, 2015 3:40 PM CST
posted original in wrong box...see comment under Oroxylum indicum
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purpleinopp
Dec 10, 2015 9:47 AM CST
Interesting! What about the midnight horror moniker?
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plantladylin
Dec 10, 2015 2:27 PM CST
purpleinopp said:Interesting! What about the midnight horror moniker?

Probably from the fact that the gigantic pods resemble dangling sickles or swords; or it could be the moniker came from the fact that it's a night bloomer and the blooms are pollinated by bats. Green Grin!

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greene
Dec 10, 2015 3:11 PM CST
Midnight Horror - I haven't checked where I read this but I recall reading that the tree almost "comes to life" at night because there is so much activity of the various animals and insects.
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