Saturday, January 10, 2009

Gouty Cay Gao

The weird trunk of the famous specimen of Cay Gao, (Salmalia malabarica or Bombax malabaricum) along the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. This large tropical tree is a relative of the Hibiscus.

3 comments:

Northern Shade said...

That is a wonderfully textured trunk. Do they develop the bumpy surface after many years, or do the young trees have the same shape?

Hermes said...

You do feature the most unusual but fascinating things. Wonderful.

Hort Log said...

well, I do not really know if young plants have them - I supposed these enlarge with years.

Frankly, I find them spooky - sometimes my imagination can run wild....

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