help with tree identification

achnatherum(z4or3 Ontario)March 18, 2007

I am useless when it comes to identifying tropical trees.

Any help would be appreciated!

This tree was photographed in the Caribbean (Antigua) by a friend of mine. I would have guessed something in the Bombacaceae family but the fruit is such a strange shape.

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TonyfromOz(z10 NSW Aust)

Barringtonia asiatica, I think. The fruit is a common driftseed on beaches, sometimes found way outside the tropics.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2007 at 3:17AM
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achnatherum(z4or3 Ontario)

Thanks so much! I would say that you are 100% correct.
We just saw a tree in Costa Rica that had 'similar' flowers - I was thinking that they might be related so ... I was heading off in completely the wrong direction.

Mystery solved, thanks again!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2007 at 10:28AM
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