Genus Gossweilerodendron

Gossweilerodendron is a genus of two species of legumes in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae, native to tropical western Africa.

Species in the genus Gossweilerodendron of plants

 
 

Gossweilerodendron balsamiferum - It is a large to very large tree growing to 60 m tall, with a trunk 70180 cm diameter with resinous bark. The leaves are pinnate, with 610 alternately-arranged leaflets 49 cm long and 24 cm broad. The flowers are small, with four white sepals 2 mm long and no petals; they are produced in panicles. The pod is 1014 cm long and 3.54.5 cm broad, superficially resembling a maple samara with a single 23 cm seed at one end, with the rest of the pod modified into a wing.

 
 

Gossweilerodendron joveri - It is a large tree, with resinous bark. The leaves are pinnate, with 45 alternately-arranged leaflets 8 cm long and 2.5 cm broad. The flowers are small, with four white sepals 2 mm long and no petals; they are produced in panicles. The pod superficially resembles a maple samara with a single seed at one end, with the rest of the pod modified into a wing.