What tree is this?

I was out in KwaMashu earlier this week, conducting training for INK Urban Renewal, and this tree was all over the place.  I originally noticed it because its remarkable pods make a great rustling noise when the wind blows.  Does anyone recognise it?  Is it indigenous?  I took a couple of seeds and may try to germinate it.

Mystery Tree.

Mystery Tree.

Rustling tree.

Rustling tree.

Remarkable pod.

Remarkable pod.

3 Responses to What tree is this?

  1. JOOP August 30, 2009 at 8:50 pm #

    might be from the cassia genus

  2. Smile August 31, 2009 at 7:21 am #

    thanks for the lead Joop, I’ll see if I can find any more info online.

  3. JennyE January 18, 2010 at 11:02 am #

    Could be a Sneezewood– Ptaeroxylon obliquum
    If the compound leaves are opposite then it probably is

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