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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-09-30 9:43 pm   Permalink

I've been trying to find out what kind of tree I saw in a botanical garden. It's distinctive...has large leafs, and produced flowers.

It was marked to be a silk tree, but is not at all like any silk tree I've been able to look up.

Most interesting of all was it's enormous thorns on the boab-like trunk. It looke like a huge weapon wearing a tropical hat.

Any idears?


 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2004-09-30 9:51 pm   Permalink

Well.....if you give me a name, I could tell you what it is......HAHAHAHAHA

 
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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2004-09-30 9:58 pm   Permalink

Sounds like a Floss-Silk Tree is what you are thinking of.
Also called a Kapok Tree or Chorisia speciosa.
Spikey lil buggas to be sure.

http://mgonline.com/chorisia.html

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MrkCat
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Joined: Jan 23, 2003
Posts: 22
From: Sunny Southern California
Posted: 2004-09-30 10:17 pm   Permalink

Sure sounds like a floss silk tree. I believe there are two different color flowers you can get, red/pink and white. Beautiful trees.

 
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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
Posts: 913
From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-09-30 10:50 pm   Permalink

Blammo!

KaBoom!!


Whammo!!!


You guys are amazing.

Want to start one of those soon...maybe a Bunyabunya too...see if I can get myself kicked outta the yard forever.

Anybody know if they will live in the Bay Area, or are they too tropical?

[ This Message was edited by: Gigantalope on 2004-10-01 00:49 ]


 
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