Shaving Brush Tree, FOTD, June 20, 2019

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Once again, Bob saved the day by identifying this flower.  It is a pseudobombax ellipticum! (Commonly known as a shaving brush tree bloom.) If you have your own mystery flower of plant, try letting Bob come to the rescue. He is the pit bull of flower identification.  Find him here:  Love’s flower identification site. 

For Cee’s FOTD. See her gorgeous peony HERE.

23 thoughts on “Shaving Brush Tree, FOTD, June 20, 2019

      1. koolkosherkitchen

        Ah, in that case, let’s change it to “Judy’s Birthday Fireworks Flower”! And in case I forget (I’ll be coming back from a conference in Vegas, and I dislike planes intensely!), Happy Upcoming Birthday to you, with the best wishes for staying young forever!

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  1. Lwbut

    Got it! 🙂

    It’s the flower of an Adansonia rubrostipa or the Phony ( Fony?) Baobab Tree!

    Mostly a native of the island of Madagascar but has some relatives in Africa ( maybe where you saw them?) and of course – Australia, although ours are a diff genus with similar but unusual flowers: A. gregorii.

    Here’s a link to yours: https://www.naturepl.com/cache/pcache2/01158358.jpg

    But you can still call it a Firework plant if you like! – it suits it! ( Although, i found it using the ‘banana’ similarity! Looks to me like an open banana skin! 😉

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      It’s so close, but the leaves and the trunk tree don’t look right, Bob. I’ve seen baobobs in Africa and don’t remember this tree looking like that. Let me try to find it again. Thanks so much for all the work you’ve done solving my mysteries. You might be right!!!

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      1. Lwbut

        Yeah… i wasn’t fully happy either even though i had see one with very similar leaves… but i’ve found the RIGHT Genus and am just trying to nail the species before i correct myself… give us a few…. 🙂

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          1. Lwbut

            Just doing what i can, Ma’am!

            Up, UP! … and AWAAYY!!

            The Baobabs, the Pseudo-bombax’ss and the Bombax genus have similar multi- stamen flowers and are all members of the mallow Family (Malvaceae,) so i was kind-of almost right the first time. 🙂

            I still think Firework plant is a better name!

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  2. Lwbut

    I forgot to mention… when i first saw your request on this plant in my comments i tried clicking on your blogname in the comment box… and nothing happened?? The name was there but it was not ‘linked’??

    I just checked another recent comment and it seems you are now ‘back as normal’ – i can open your blog from the comment! 🙂

    But it was weird that i couldn’t from your comment from around 11 hours ago?? Maybe you were logged in on a phone or something??

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Hi Bob. I never go online on my phone..Don’t even know how to post a blog or comments from it. I only use my computer..Sometimes I try links that say they are not funbctioning but then whe I go back again they are.. Don’t know why.

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      1. Lwbut

        Not to worry, i’ve only noticed it the once and things seem back the way they were now! 🙂

        ( I never go on line by phone either – strictly a PC guy myself!)

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