Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tropical trees

From the Peradeniya Botanical Garden in Kandy, Sri Lanka come these pretty trees, part of a huge collection from around the world. The big bud is on a tree called Rose of Venezuela (Brownea Kewensis), and is from South America. The one that looks like a mobile (with a closeup of the flower) is called Queen of Flowering Tree (Ahnerstia Nobilis), and is from Burma.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A comment from @LMAshton on Twitter:
We have a jambu tree. Ants are usually in the opening at the bottom of the fruit, plus the fruit doesn't have much flavour.