Runner bean tree ? !!!

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  1. FIDGET

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    Hi, Anybody got any idea what sort of tree this is . They look like runner bean trees albeit the fruit or seed pod is round like a cucumber about half an inch in diameter, unlike a runner bean which is flat sided.
    We came across this tree at an aire at Campeneac, lovely aire free by a nice lake in a small village.
     

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    My boss says it is an Indian Bean Tree but do not try eating them
     
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    Looks like a spaghetti tree.
     
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    :whatthe:Triffid:whatthe:
     
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    saw one of those many years ago on Whickers world. :RollEyes:
     
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    It is a Indian Bean tree (catalpa bignoniodies) they originate from the USA.:thumb:
     

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