This picture of the Chorisia Insignis flower was taken in the University of Malaga Botanical Garden. A related tree, Chorisia Speciosa has been extensively planted as an ornamental tree in Southern Spain. The Insignis species is much less frequent however.
One of the unique features of this tree is the thorns that cover the trunk and branches. They are very sharp and can grow up to two inches long. On some trees they cover almost every square inch of trunk and branches while on others the thorns are spread out.
This White Silk Floss tree is located in Malaga, Spain not far from the entrance to the port. The trunk of this tree is about 5-6 feet in diameter.
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