A tree I found in
Nice looking tree
in the streets of Buenos Aires. Actually worlds widest road: 22 lanes!
My plant and the place I
150 centimetres in diameter.
This member of the Malvaceae (some might say: Bombacaceae) was described
by Auguste François César Prouvençal de Saint-Hilaire in 1828. It is found in
Brazil and Argentina, growing on the foothills in well drained soil with
lots of water in October to December and lots of sun. The trunk can get
more than one meter in diameter, and it can reach for op to 18 meters.
The flowers goes from crème to red. It can only be reproduced
by seeds. I got some in Buenos Aries 2003.