Calodendrum

(Greek, beautiful tree). Rutaceae. One of the most handsome deciduous trees at the Cape of Good Hope. Cultivated in northern greenhouses, and outdoors in S. Calif. and S. Fla. Its great panicles of white or flesh-colored flowers are sometimes 7 inches across and 6 inches deep. A monotypic genus. It is a symmetrical tree, with attractive, evergreen foliage, and many interesting features. Called "Wild Chestnut" in Africa. Propagated by cuttings of half-ripened wood under glass in heat.