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Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
 Castanospermum australe
Family: Faboideae / Leguminosae / Papilionaceae
Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Origin: Australia
big treefull sunsemi-shademoderate waterornamental foliagered/crimson/vinous flowersyellow/orange flowersethnomedicalattracts butterflies, hummingbirdsincuded in CD catalog

This is a handsome tree with glossy dark green pinnate leaves and low spreading branches when grown in the open. During October - November, it bears sprays of red and yellow pea-shaped flowers 1"-2" long, which are partly hidden by the dense foliage. The nectar produced by the flowers attracts birds, bats and butterflies. Propagation of this species is from fresh seed. Black Bean also makes an ideal indoor plant. The leaves and seeds are toxic to livestock. The Black Bean has also proved valuable as a timber species, it's seeds have been utilized - following extensive preparation as a food by Aborigines and it contains alkaloids which have been shown to have anti-HIV and anti -cancer properties.


 
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut

Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut
Castanospermum australe, Black Bean, Moreton Bay Chestnut


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