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blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 92
January 2, 2009 2:13pm

Hi Kayes
Very nice pic of the Couroupita guianensis, commonly known as Cannonball Tree which is a native of South America. It may not be obvious in this pic but the pinkish-red flowers grow directly from the trunk near the base of the crown. The flowers are strongly scented in the evening. They are followed by large globular fruits that do indeed resemble cannonballs!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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January 3, 2009 12:15am

hi Blue Grass, thank you for telling us about the Cannonball tree. Here's a pic of the cannonball fruit which does indeed look like an old cannonball found at Fort Cornwallis, complete with rust Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/cball10.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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January 3, 2009 12:39am

The monkeys seem to enjoy their cannonball meals Smile


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/cball40.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics3/cball41.jpg



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