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PostSubject: BOMBAX FLOWERS   Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:46 am

the Raiforest tree Bombax ceiba [ silk cotton tree] grows all through our forest ,very tall straight trunk without branches till you gets near the top 60 meters from the ground.It is flowering now and drops flowers to the ground.Its leafless during the flowering .After the flowering the flowers that did.nt fall, form big fat pods that burst open on the tree and let the cotton material with seeds in it float through the forest.
Faye took some pics of the flowers which are large,abour 4 inches across.They get a bit knocked around falling so far and hitting branches on the way down.

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PostSubject: Re: BOMBAX FLOWERS   Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:41 am

They are beauties, looks like a similar texture to frangipanis. Would be a magnificent sight to see one from a distance fully out... at that height you would have to stand at a distance to see them Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: BOMBAX FLOWERS   Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:08 pm

What a sight that would be if I could see it that is laughing wit tears laughing wit tears
No way could I see 60 mts up I would be getting my telephoto lens and trying to see it that way on the computer later.. I can just imagine the flowers falling down too especially at that size, just as well the seed pods burst, imagine that falling on your head from that height !!Ouch!!

Thanks for sharing Gwen.. thumb2
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