Planted in October 2013 with Tarn, T15 grows steadily and is now taller than me ! :D
It's now the tree that got the tallest among the ones I've planted in Bangkok streets, and one of the few survivors. Now it got that far, I'm confident it has a chance to be just as big as the other trees in the street !
A friend attracted my attention to the funny names of this tree : bastard poon tree, fetid sterculia, poon tree, skunk tree ! The very complete Sterculia foetida page from Dr. Giuseppe MAZZA's Nature encyclopedia http://www.photomazza.com/?-Encyclopedia-&lang=en will tell you all you want to know, but I can't resist copying an extract here :
The name of the genus comes from the Latin “stercus” = dung, manure, with reference to the unpleasant odour of the flowers and the leaves of some species; the name of the species, is the Latin adjective “foetidus, a, um” = fetid, stinking, with reference to the unpleasant smell of the flowers.
Exactly my kind of guerrilla street tree ! :D
Taller than my raised arm
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