Posted by Maren Purves on May 13, 2003 at 18:27:35:
In Reply to: Re: Albizzia saman/ Raintree? posted by Robert on May 13, 2003 at 15:58:03:
: I have a tree which sprouted from a seed brought from Mexico. It looks like a mimosa, and the seed pod is shaped like a human ear. The trees in Mexico were quite large and were growing next to a lake in a volcanic crater. This tree (ours is only about 20 feet tall) drips water during the day (at least). I'd appreciate any further information about this tree. I can send digital photos of the leaves (which close up at night).
: Robert in Laredo, Texas
I did a web search, and found again the dangers of using common names. There are at least two different rain trees, one is Koelreuteria paniculata, which can be found here:
Hope this sheds some light on the question.