Flowering Canonballs #ThursdayTreeLove

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This post is a day late but ever since I spotted this flowering Canonball tree, I have been dying to share it .

I first spotted this tree several years ago while walking down the shaded lanes of Gamdevi.

At that time I thought it was a tree with some parasitical growth.

Then I spotted another one at the bottom of Sophia College lane in the Raymond compound and wondered how so many trees were thus infected .

Following Parul’s ThursdayTreeLove , I came across Archanas’s post where she identified this tree as the Canonball Tree ! That’s when the penny dropped.

Thanks Archana for sharing your botanical knowledge. And thanks Parul for hosting this meme . I’ve learnt so much being part of this blog hop.

I saw this tree when I took the little ones to see the Nehru Science Centre. While they were excited with the Dinosaurs, I was excited with this tree . And I found not just one but two in glorious bloom.

Doesn’t this look like a pretty frilly skirt ?

Sharing this with Parul’s #ThursdayTreeLove-66. If you are a tree lover, do hop across and see other wonderful trees .


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Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


    1. Actually reading your tree posts has rekindled my interest in trees . I love knowing what I’m looking at and you somehow seem to describe trees so beautifully!

  1. This is so beautiful and doesn’t look like any parasitical growth to me 🙂
    Like you, I have also learnt so much on this blog hop. Archana is sure the star of the gang. Her tree this week is so interesting. Thank you for joining, Sunita! I hope to see you on the 11th
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    1. Yes this tree looks so striking that I wonder why I never noticed it before. Perhaps it needs the flowers to attract one’s attention

  2. That is such a unique tree. I had to learn more and I went onto the New York Botanical Gardens website. A tropical tree specialist feels it is the most fascinating tree he knows of for various reasons, including how they are pollinated and how they need to be digested and eliminated by certain animals to achieve germination. I’m happy to know they can be found in at least two botanical gardens in Florida (Miami and Coral Gables.)

    1. Thanks for this information. Isn’t it amazing how nature takes care of everything? I myself didn’t really know much about this tree till I joined this blog hop. And now you’ve added to my knowledge about this tree. I will now look at it with different eyes

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