cannonball tree


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cannonball tree

n.
A South American tree (Couroupita guianensis) bearing fragrant reddish pink flowers that develop into large woody fruits on its trunk and main branches.
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Catching my eye were a cannonball tree with its strange-looking round nuts and lovely blossoms and cherry tree in full bloom by a traditional village.
(family Lecythidaceae) is commonly known as Cannonball tree, Nagalingam, Ayahuma, Kailaspati, Calabasse Colin, Bala de canon, and Carrion tree [1].
Couroupita guianensis, whose common names include ayahuma and the cannonball tree, is an evergreen tree allied to the Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa) and is native to tropical northern South America and to the southern Caribbean.
The fruit happened to be hanging on a cannonball tree. When it blew, 'its shattered a pane go glass and gouged a section of metal filing cabinet," the botanist recalls.