Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)肯塔基州咖啡樹

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)肯塔基州咖啡樹

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) flowers 德州咖啡樹的花串

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) flowers 肯塔基州咖啡樹的花串

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)德州咖啡樹

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus)肯塔基州咖啡樹

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) seeds 德州咖啡樹種子

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) seeds 肯塔基州咖啡樹種子

It is a large tree.  Mature tree height:60′-70’x width:40′-50′. In spring the tree blooms small, fragrant white flowers and follow the large seed pods in fall and last through winter.  The seed is hard shelled beans which can be roasted and used as a substitute as coffee beans but unroasted pods and seeds are toxic. The wood from the tree is used by cabinetmakers and carpenters because the wood is very durable and strong.  Propagate by seeds.

豆科,肥皂莢屬的大型樹. 成熟株高60-70呎,寬幅可達40-50呎. 全株有毒.  全日照.  春天開白色花串,有香味. 花謝後夏末結大果莢,種子像曼陀珠一樣大顆,種皮很厚. 豆子經烘焙研磨後可當咖啡來食用,不過生的是有毒的. 木材的材質結實耐用很受到木匠的喜愛常用於傢俱或廚具.  用種子繁殖.

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