Sunday, January 27, 2013

Today's Flower- The Cannon Ball Tree

 The Cannon Ball tree has highly scented, beautiful flowers. It is a native of India and tropical America. It is revered by the Buddhists and Hindus as a tree which gave shade to the Buddha.
It is known as the Naga-linga tree locally, because the flower has a structure similar to the hood of the Naga (cobra). One can see easily why it is called the Cannon ball tree, if one sees the big round fruit.
My thanks to the team of Today's Flowers.
I am also joining ABC Wednesday, started by Mrs.Nesbitt and being managed by Roger and others.

19 comments:

  1. this is the first time i've seen a flower of the cannon ball tree. it's pretty. the stamen looks like a cupcake.:p

    yellow creeper

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  2. What a neat tree with beautiful blooms and great fruit.

    FlowerLady

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  3. Wonderful photos. The first time I saw a cannon ball tree was in Hawaii at a botanical garden in Honolulu. The shade of color was more pink so it was lovely to see this pretty color in your photographs, and for the interesting information. I never knew this Thank you for sharing.

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  4. What an incredible looking flower and fruit! Is the fruit edible? I love the colour of the blossom!

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  5. Heavenly indeed and wonderful captures for the day as always!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you have a great week!

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  6. Wow. How special. This I have not seen yet.

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  7. Great capture of the cannonball flowers and fruits. I really like this tree.

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  8. Hello lotusleaf! The flower is too pretty to be a naga ;-)

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  9. It certainly has beautiful flowers!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  10. I forgot what we call this in the Philippines.

    COINS
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  11. Plenty of them around here in Singapore!

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  12. This is totally new to me! Pretty
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  13. Thank you for telling about this flower, for it's quite new to me. I should like to know if the fruit is edible!
    Have a great day!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  14. Very interesting!
    Have a good day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  15. Great shots of the beautiful cannon ball tree.

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  16. I have seen this for the first time at a small temple. Really beautiful flowers they are.

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