When Cannonballs Bloom

There wasn’t much in bloom at the Foster Botanical Gardens in Honolulu when we toured in December. But early in the route, we came upon a tall tree with softball sized objects on the ground and what looked like a flowering vine climbing the trunk. The three inch blossoms were unlike any I had seen before, and I assumed they must be orchids of some kind. I was delighted to find that these futuristic blossoms were actually the flower of the Cannonball Tree (Couroupita guianensis) a relative of the Brazil Nut.

When Cannonballs Bloom

When Cannonballs Bloom
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