Cannonball tree, Kailshpati, Nagchapha

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Cannonball tree, Kailshpati, Nagchapha
Scientific Name : Couroupita guianensis
Family : Lecythidaceae
Common Name : Cannonball tree, Kailshpati, Nagchapha

Description:
It is a very tall tree. Flowers grow on the main trunk & are highly scented. The roots spread far & wide. Large fruits look like cannon balls. Fruit, if broken, stinks. The tree sheds its leaves & within 10 days displays new leaves growing in whorls.

Propagation : Seed (use only fresh seeds)
Longevity : Perennial

 

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