This is the ultimate resource of Tree Names starting with the letter K.
1. Kurrajong, Whiteflower
Scientific Name: Brachychiton populneum
Native: Australia, South East LA
Kurrajong, Whiteflower has an alternate, simple, pointed, land-lobed tree with a base rounded blade with unisexual, showy, calyx bell-shaped flowers and elliptic, flattened brown follicle with yellow seeds.
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2. Karum Tree
Scientific Name: Pongamia pinnata
Native: Introduced from Southeast Asia
Karum Tree is an erect or ascending, often very low branching tree with several main branches.
Its bark is light brown, smooth, or slightly roughened, and its flowers are bisexual, whitish, pinkish, or lavender, 1-seeded yellowish to brownish legume, and mature summer to autumn.
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3. Katsura Tree
Scientific Name: Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Native: Introduced from China and Japan, naturalized in New York
Katsura Tree has erect, shaggy, peeling, and curling thin strips with hairless twigs and an opposite, simple, heart-shaped bases with bluntly toothed margins.
Its flowers are unisexual, produced on separate trees, green male flowers with pink anthers, and curved brown or black pods.
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4. Kidneywood, Texas
Scientific Name: Eysenhardtia texana
Native: South Texas to Central Mexico
The Kidneywood tree, Texas, is recognizable due to its dense spikes of small white pea-like flower petals.
It is an open shrub or rarely a small tree with pinnate, oblong, obovate leaves.
The fruits of the Kidneywood tree are oblong, incurved, and take the form of ascending legumes.
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5. Kentucky Coffee Tree
Scientific Name: Gymnocladus dioicus
Native: Eastern North America
Kentucky Coffee Tree is an erect, pyramidal, or rounded, relatively low-branching trunk with reddish-brown bark and has tip-pointed light green-yellowish leaves.
Its flower is unisexual, male and female, on separate trees, and it has round, hard-coated blackish-brown fruit.
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6. Korean Evodia
Scientific Name: Tetradium daniellii
Native: Korea and southwestern China
Korean Evodia is a highly desirable small tree with pinnately compound dark green leaves, flat-topped flower clusters, and fragrant white blossoms attracting many bees.
It is followed by a gorgeous display of blooms and contains red to black fruits.
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Scientific Name: Eucalyptus diversicolor
Native: Southwestern Australia
Karri tree has smooth, grey to cream-colored or pale orange bark with young plants and has egg-shaped to almost round dark-green leaves.
The flower buds in groups on rounded peduncles with white flowers.
Its fruit is a woody barrel-shaped capsule with three valves.
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Scientific Name: Agathis australis
Native: Northern regions of New Zealand
Kauri Tree is in the form of a narrow cone with branches going out along the length of the trunk.
Its top branches form an imposing crown that stands and has a flaking bark and its seed cones are globose, with winged seeds.
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9. Kaffir Lime Tree
Scientific Name: Citrus hystrix
Native: Tropical Southeast Asia and Southern China
Kaffir Lime Tree is a thorny bush with aromatic and distinctively shaped “double” leaves.
These hourglass-shaped leaves comprise the leaf blade plus a flattened, leaf-like stalk (or petiole).
Its fruit is small, rough, green ripens to yellow, and is distinguished by its bumpy exterior.
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10. Kaffir Plum Tree
Scientific Name: Harpephyllum caffrum
Native: South Africa
Kaffir Plum is a dense tree that is compounded with sickle-shaped leaflets.
It has a thick canopy and also its leaves are reddish in color when young and turn glossy dark green as they mature.
Its fruit is fleshy/pulpy edible plum.
11. Kayaba, Kei apple, Kau apple
Scientific Name: Dovyalis caffra
Native: Southern Africa
Kayaba, Kai apple, Kau apple is a tree with sharp long stem spines in the leaf axils and large sturdy thorn and has buds at the base of the spine.
Its flowers are inconspicuous, clustered, with no petals, and have edible bright yellow or orange globose berry fruit.
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12. Koelreuteria (Genus)
Native: Introduced from China
Koelreuteria contains 3 species of genus that are erect, single trunk, crown rounded with grayish brown, brownish, conspicuous raised lenticels twigs.
Its leaves are alternate, compound with unisexual, pale yellow petals, and have three-ridged, cone-shaped papery capsuled fruit.
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13. Kidneywoods (Genus)
Native: South West U.S. to Central America
Kidneywoods contain a genus of about 15 species of alternate, pinnately compound, terminal leaflets with small and numerous margins and small, white or faintly yellowish, bisexual, spike-like clustered flowers.
Its fruit is a small, hairless, one-seeded legume that is crowded in a spike.
14. Koeberliniaceae (Family)
Native: Arid regions in South West North America and Bolivia
Koeberliniaceae is a crown-rounded and dense tree, forming an interlocked mass of intricately branched, thorn-tipped twigs with thin, greyish-green, smooth barks.
Its flowers are small, whitish-green, borne in small few-flowered racemes or umbels along with the twigs, and have shiny blackberry, curled, wrinkled seeds.