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In my city, there is a unique tree, with thorns all over it. I would like to know - what species is this?

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  • $\begingroup$ Which city is it? $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Dec 13 '15 at 18:43
  • $\begingroup$ If you google the name of the place where this tree is found you might well found information. $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Dec 13 '15 at 18:43
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, but this is a unique tree, there are not many trees like this in the area. Also, there is not that much information about this city's flora in google. $\endgroup$ – Benjli Dec 13 '15 at 18:45
  • $\begingroup$ Can you please give us the name of the city? $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Dec 13 '15 at 18:47
  • $\begingroup$ Modii'n Maccabim Reut, Israel. $\endgroup$ – Benjli Dec 13 '15 at 18:48
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I am not a botanist but looking at the flower in the second picture and the thorny trunk and pods it is likely to be part of the Ceiba genus. I cannot however be sure of the exact species.

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Found it! The tree is Ceiba insignis, כוריזיה בקבוקית, planted in many cities in Israel. Its origin is from South America, and it grows to a height of 10-15 meters.

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