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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Cannon ball

This is an attractive flower of cannon ball, Couroupita guianensis Aubl. from the family of Lecythidaceae. This family is also a member of subclass Dilleniidae. The flower exude a strong fragrance that attracts insects for pollination. One interesting feature about this plant is the unusual inflorescens that grow directly out of the main trunk. The name of this plant derived from the large brownish fruit. This tree is native of South America.


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