Cannonball tree | Couroupita guianensis

Cannonball tree

Common Name : Cannonball tree, Ayauma tree, Sal tree, Sala Tree Botanical Name : Couroupita guianensis Family : Lecythidaceae

cannonball tree

Order - Ericales

Genus - Couroupita

Species - guianensis

Origin / Native - Central & South America

Height - Up to 35 m

Hindi- Nagalinga

Tamil - Naagalingam, Nagalingam tree

Flowering Month - March, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sep

Flowering Season - Summer, Spring

Category - Large, Tropical, Deciduous tree

Attracts - Bats, Flies, Bees

Found In - Rainforest

Flowers - Large, Showy, Strong fragrant, 6 petals with white racemes, Clustered

Flowering Colors - Orange, Pink, Red, Maroon, Yellow

Fruits - Edible, Globe/ball shaped, Brown, Covered with hard, woody skin, unpleasant odors, cracked fruit is blue in color

Uses - Ornamental, Medicinal

Leaves - Simple, Dark green, Alternate, Ovate

Considered to be - Religious tree

Best For - Temples, Road sides, Public garden, Parks

Growth Rate - Fast

Flower buds of cannonball tree
Flower buds of cannonball tree

Couroupita guianensis tree with flowers
Couroupita guianensis tree with flowers

Cannonball tree bark
Cannonball tree bark

Cannonball tree leaves
Cannonball tree leaves

Cannonball tree fruit
Cannonball tree fruit

Cannonball fruit with seeds[blue color inside]
Cannonball fruit with seeds

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Cubbon Park, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, South India, India


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