Couroupita guianensis

Couroupita guianensis

  • Couroupita guianensis
  • Couroupita guianensis
  • Couroupita guianensis
  • Couroupita guianensis
  • Couroupita guianensis
  • Couroupita guianensis
  • Couroupita guianensis
  • Couroupita guianensis
  • Flower name
    Couroupita guianensis
  • Scientific name
    Couroupita guianensis
  • AliasCannonball tree, Boulet de canon, Couroupita guianensis, 砲丸の木
  • Place of originLatin America, such as Republic of Guyana, Brazil, Caribbean
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse, Botanical Gardens, Overseas, Specific area
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October

What is Couroupita guianensis

Couroupita guianensis, commonly called as Cannonball tree, or Boulet de canon ,(scientific name: Couroupita guianensis), is an endemic species of tropical rain forests of Central and South America, and is a deciduous tall tree of the family Lecythidaceae. Directly from the trunk, it spreads the inflorescence and blooms many six-petaled flowers. The flowers are reddish on the inside and pale yellow on the outside. There are two types of stamens at the center of the flower. At night, it produces a rich aroma to call the cocoons for fertilization, but in Japan it is artificially inseminated. Flowers are flowers all day long. There are dozens to hundreds of seeds in the fruit.

Common name:Couroupita guianensis, Scientific name: Couroupita guianensis, also known as Cannonball tree, Boulet de canon, tree height: 30 to 35 m, leaf height: 8 to 30 cm, inflorescence type: reticulated inflorescence, petal number: 6, flower diameter: 6 to 10 cm, flower color: inside: dark blue, red, bronze, outside: beige Flowering stage: May-October, Fruit shape: Spheroid, Fruit diameter: 12-25 cm, Fruit color: Brown, Mediator: Moth, Use: Fruit is for animal feed, human medicine, Botanical garden greenhouse tree.


  • Eye
    Ericales
  • Family
    Lecythidaceae
  • Genus
    Couroupita
  • Species
    C. guianensis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    6-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    Inverted lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typedeciduous tall tree
  • Flower colorsOrange
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height3000.0 ~ 3500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower6.0 ~ 10.0 cm

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