Saturday, June 21, 2014


Couroupita guianensis/The Cannonball tree. You can find a few of this trees specimens  in Cubbon Park/ Bangalore.

The tree grows quite high and the flowers are beautifully bright against the brown twigs and trunk of the tree. They have strong fragrance. Once the flower falls and the petals fall of the center of the flower reminds me of an ocean anemone.

The fruit looks like a large coconut from the outside but inside it is the color of an avacado and looks similar to a melon.

Be careful while observing this tree as the fruits fall hard like a canonball and burst  open on contact with the ground.

If you find this tree do leave a comment here.

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