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Cannon Ball Tree

By dipsekhar
This large deciduous tropical tree, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, is listed as a rare tree and flower in India. it flowers in racemes which is cauliflorus; the yellow, reddish and pink flowers are stunning fragrant. These are 3" to 5" waxy aromatic smelling, pink and dark-red flowers growing directly on the bark of the trunk. The tree bears, directly on the trunk and main branches, large globose woody fruits; they look like big rusty cannonballs hanging in clusters, like balls on a string. Cannon ball trees usually carry 'CAUTION' signs posted on the trunks to advise people not to stand close to and directly under the fruits as one can get hurt as they drop off by themselves.

Tags: Flower Pink Flowers and plants

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wonkers 6 2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2011 8:27AM
Lovely detail

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27 Jul 2011 8:35AM
Excellent close up shot.
Dave
28 Jul 2011 6:01AM
Excellent detail, well captured.
Dave
CaroleS Plus
6 414 3 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 9:42AM
Love the detail and image. Great shot. Carole

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