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Couroupita guianensis - Cannonball Tree

Couroupita guianensis - Cannonball Tree (Couroupita guianensis - Cannonball Tree)

Cannonball Tree grows to be a monstrous tree. This tree is the smaller tree located in Foster's Botanical Garden in Honolulu, HI had many flowers and the Cannnoball Pods. Photo taken August 4, 2009

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Strange trees, and jackfruit fruits like on the tree growing

15 Aug, 2009


Weird but wonderful - never seen this before!

15 Aug, 2009


can u eat the cannonballs??? whats inside them???

15 Aug, 2009


Fantastic pic Delonix.

16 Aug, 2009



Yes, the cannonball tree grows its pods on the sides of the trunk like Jack Fruit...however, it is a very different tree. Cannonball tree grows much larger. : > )


They are mostly grown in tropical botanical gardens because of their massive size.


No, they are not edible! They have seeds and an ill-smelling pulp.


Thank you!

17 Aug, 2009


Funny tree... very nice picture !

27 Aug, 2009



This tree is native to your country. Northern Brazil and Guiana.

28 Aug, 2009


no kidding .... :S... lol am glad i'm a chiropractor not a Botanic or would be redface like a pepper.... :o)

31 Aug, 2009



Have you ever seen one growing where you live? I know they are quite tropical in nature...however, I'm not sure what their cool-tolerance is...I would assume they need pretty constant heat.

1 Sep, 2009


Now I saw it..... LOL!!!!

29 Apr, 2011



This is the small tree at Foster's Botanical Garden...the large one is around 75ft/25m tall. I think it was planted in the 1880's.

29 Apr, 2011

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