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A flowering tree of Númenor

A tree of Númenor recognisable by its yellow flowers that hung in long clusters from its branches. The laurinquë was especially common in the wooded southeastern peninsula known as the Hyarrostar, and though its wood was of little use, the Númenóreans valued it for the beauty of its hanging flowers. Rumour said that this tree was descended from Laurelin, one of the Two Trees of Valinor, whose golden flowers had also grown in great clusters, though in reality there was no connection between the two.

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