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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Tropical tree ID required - puffy pink flowers

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Steroh
Nelspruit
South Africa

October 4, 2012
3:47 AM

Post #9295421

Hallo All,
Mystery tree on the main road to the eastern sub-tropical side of Mpumalanga province in South Africa.
Garden type tree, planted at an entrance gate, looks like a Ceiba sp but its stem is smooth (i.e. no thorns) and flowers are not typical of the Ceiba spp i know.
Leaves pinnate finger shaped and not fused.
Thanks and kindest,
Steroh.

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olddude

olddude
Big Pine Key, FL
(Zone 11)

October 4, 2012
4:37 AM

Post #9295436

Try Psuedobombax ellipticum http://www.rareflora.com/bombaxellip.htm
Scott
Steroh
Nelspruit
South Africa

October 4, 2012
9:19 AM

Post #9295693

Thanks Scott!!
So ends a year long mystery.
S.

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