Caesalpinia ferrea – Leopard tree – Luiperdboom

The beautiful Leopard tree originates from Brazil although despite its deceptively ‘African’ name!  The smooth bark of this tree leads to the common name as it exfoliates easily, but incompletely.  Dark patches are often seen against the light background bringing to mind the spots of the African Leopard. The slender, deciduous Caesalpinia ferrea prefers a [...]