Castanospermum australe - Australian Chestnut

Ornamental and useful tree from Australia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. It typically bears yellow and red flowers at the same time. Chestnuts are edible and good too, but they have to be leached and cooked before eating.

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Ornamental and useful tree from Australia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu. It typically bears yellow and red flowers at the same time. Chestnuts are edible and good too, but they have to be leached and cooked before eating. It is a very adaptable tree, and it can attain anything between 3 and 20 m tall, depending on conditions. It is easy to grow and it even keeps well in shade, so it has been successfully used as a house plant.
 
Pictures of flowers and fruits from Wikimedia commons, cropped and light-adjusted:

De Ethel Aardvark - Trabajo propio, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4989838
By Paul venter - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17548860
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Plant origin Oceania
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Fabaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Flowering Season All year
Plant type Woody
Color Yellow
Shape Trees
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