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Friday, May 4, 2012
Floral Friday- Couroupita
Couroupita or the Cannon-ball tree is a native of India . The tree is huge, and the flowers have a curious shape and an overpowering scent. This tree is associated with the penance of Buddha, and is sacred to the Buddhists and the Hindus. The fruits are round, and look like cannon balls, giving the tree its colloquial name.
Many parts of the tree are used in Ayurvedic medicine.
My thanks to Nick for hosting the meme Floral Friday.