What plant is that?
[01 Oct 2006]
There is an abundance of these flowering trees in West Coast Park, Singapore. The flowers are surrounded by spiky branches and the fruit is a rock-hard, spherical nut-like object.
This brings up an interesting knowledge-finding issue. I tried to find the name of this plant on Google and used searches like “tropical flowering tree”, “bowling ball nut tree” and the like, but couldn’t find anything like it. I tried finding images with those descriptions, but also no joy. So how do you use online search to find a plant?
Anyway, can anyone tell me what the name of the plant is?
A pleasant carpet of flower petals: