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 .
The Seychelles is a sanctuary for rare flora, including the impressive cannonball tree
, which shades paths to the suites.
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.