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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Any idea? Reply with quote

Does anyone know what this plant is?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where was your pic taken Good Guy?

Chorisia insignis. syn Ceiba insignis ...White Floss Silk Tree/South American Kapok Tree...... but cannot be 100% positive.

Quote....Floss silk tree - Chorisia insignis
Characteristics: Creamy white to pale yellow flowers, resembling Easter Lilies
Origin: Native to Brazil and Argentina


http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/CHORISIA_INSIGNIS.htm

Scroll down to see several pics in above link

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/294118/

http://www.uniquetrees.in/u-trees/chorisia.htm

http://tree-species.blogspot.co.uk/2007/12/white-silk-floss-chorisia-insignis.html

http://arboretum.arizona.edu/sites/arboretum.arizona.edu/files/pictures/Chorisia_insignis/cho%20ins%20flrs.jpg

https://www.trionursery.com/store/chorisia-white-floss-silk-tree

http://www.flowersinisrael.com/exoticChorisiainsignis_page.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:59 am    Post subject: Any idea? Reply with quote

Damn it, but you are good, Silver Surfer! I took the pic in Malaga, in a garden area opposite the Port Authority offices. There is a lot of good planting throughout the city, much of it reflecting Spain's colonial past. It was taken last week.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't realise you knew what it was!

I was almost spot on with Chorisia insignis. syn Ceiba insignis.
Another name for Ceiba chodatii is Chorisia insignis var. chodatii!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceiba_chodatii

The trunks are amazing.
Interesting tree.
Nice find.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I thought the tree was a real knockout with those flowers and the swollen trunk. I presume it's for storing water, like the baobab.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy wrote:
. I presume it's for storing water, like the baobab.


Yes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceiba_chodatii

See wiki link above for quote...

"The bottle-shaped trunk is swollen with water being retained by the tree for use in the dry season"
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very interesting link. And an appropriate tree for Malaga as they had virtually no rain there (until last Saturday) for two years.
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