Cannonball tree

The flowers and fruit of a cannonball tree
Looking up a cannonball tree

My final post for Becky’s July Squares challenge theme of ‘Trees’ (more responses here) features the flowers and fruit of the cannonball tree (Couroupita guianensis). These grow out of the trunk of the tree and make for a rather splendid view when looking up. Best to do this from not too close to the trunk!

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  2. The Snow Melts Somewhere

    Looks so odd! And exotic. I have a big palm tree in my living room and mushrooms have started growing in the pot! I’m a bit disgusted and not sure what to do. I don’t want to disturb the palm tree but it’s an indoors plant pot and so it’s a bit weird. And I googled that the mushrooms are poisonous for little kids. Anyway, that cannonball reminded me of those mushrooms!

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    1. Graham Post author

      It is an odd looking tree, but quite spectacular in its way. At the risk of stating the obvious, if you search online for ways to get rid of the mushrooms you’ll probably find a raft of options. Might have to treat them more than once since fungi are stubborn.

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      1. The Snow Melts Somewhere

        The instructions I found were to change the soil and wash the pots and plant’s roots… but the palm is doing so well and is quite enormous, I think trying to wash its roots would be the end of it. I still have to look into alternatives…

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