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Couroupita guianensis, Cannonball tree, very exotic flower, from Brazil

This is a discussion on Couroupita guianensis, Cannonball tree, very exotic flower, from Brazil within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; The Cannonball tree is a very ornamental tree, native of the Amazon rainforest. Present simple, ...

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    Default Couroupita guianensis, Cannonball tree, very exotic flower, from Brazil

    The Cannonball tree is a very ornamental tree, native of the Amazon rainforest. Present simple, alternate, and elliptical to lanceolate.

    The flowers appear curiously trunk in long raceme inflorescences, which can reach 3 meters in length. The flowers contain six fleshy petals, green, orange or red and long stamens white, yellow or pink with yellow anthers.

    They exude a delicate fragrance of roses, and are attractive to bees and bumblebees, which are in charge of pollination. Flowering may last throughout the year, but is more intense in the spring and summer.

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    Fascinating and lovely!

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    WOW!! They are lovely.

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    Rui, to be honest, I didn't know that origine of this trees is Brasil. This tree is wide distributet in Asia. I've saw it in Singapore, last week in Bangkok and in February, flowering in Botanical garden in Ho Ching Min city. Really very interesting tree. The flowers and fruits are so special.

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    Wow, we also have it in India.

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    I've seen it as an import in south Florida, as well. Its a beauty.

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    Such a bizarre flower. Thanks for sharing it. I don't believe I have ever seen a Couroupita guianensis.

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    That's magnificent! It looks like a sea creature.

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