Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Deciduous tree up to 25 m high. The compound pinnate leaves are 20-30 cm long, bearing 12-15 elliptic leaflets arising more or less opposite one another. Branches are scattered with sharp, stipular spines c. 1 cm long. Inflorescence is a raceme with numerous white flowers, each about 1 cm long.
November, December, January
Perennial. Seed and vegetative spread by suckering.
C. and E. North America
Reason for introduction