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Cannon-ball

   
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Noticeable Features

  1. Beautiful large pinkish red flowers with unusual appendage holding stamens borne on the trunk and main branches
  2. Cannon ball sized spherical fruit
  3. Large ornamental tree and as the flower resembles the Shivalinga , the tree is considered sacred
Fact File
Distribution in India (wild) Not a native tree; Planted in parks and temples
Type Large semi-evergreen tree with straight trunk and spreading canopy
Peak flowering season No season, flowers throughout
Flower Attractive, Petals a beautiful mixture of pale yellow, white and shades of deep pink with a curious and unusual grouping of stamens
Fruit Hard brown spheres which attain the size of a coconut
Leaves Leaves are clustered mostly at the ends of the branchlets
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