This grows in Modiin, Israel. The leaves look like black locust (pseudoacacia robinia) to me, but the branches are very knobby. Can anyone identify it?

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    I don't know what it is, but I'm reasonably confident that it is NOT Black Locust. The leaves are too thick and of a different shape from Black Locust. Also the bark is different as is the growth habit (though this could be the result of odd pruning/cutting. – That Idiot Apr 9 '18 at 14:53
  • Not a Russian olive. Maybe a Eucalypt of some sort? Those are compound leaves though, aren't they? – Wayfaring Stranger Apr 9 '18 at 15:32
  • A close picture of the main trunk would be helpful. Black locust has interesting bark. Does it have thorns? – Brōtsyorfuzthrāx Apr 9 '18 at 21:43
  • Could it be an Acacia? – Jurp Apr 9 '18 at 23:32
  • No, it doesn't have thorns. – Boris K Apr 10 '18 at 7:05

I'm really not sure, there are something familiar, but also something different.

If I should bet on something, I would bet on Ceratonia siliqua, looking on internet, sometime the leaves are similar to the plants in your photo.

For reference: I found such nice list: http://www.flowersinisrael.com/plant_list_TreesinIsrael.htm

  • It's not a carob tree. – Boris K Apr 10 '18 at 12:57

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