Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Bark becomes platy or scaly; as these fall they create a colorful patchwork, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.
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Subglobose 1/2" translucent yellow-orange drupes remain on tree into Spring, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.
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Rachis wingless. Leaflets slightly curved or sickle-shaped not unlike pecan, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.
COMPARE pinnately compound leaves of trees
Native: south & west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - - -
Even-pinnately compound: 6-24 leaflets
Flowers in a terminal panicle
Drupe-like soap nut
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!