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  • The tree we planted at the front of our My Special Book offices is finally blooming!
    It is a typical and very curious tree from South America, specially from Argentina and Brazil.
    It is usually called "Palo Borracho" that means "Drunken Stick", and it is called that way because of its bulbous green trunk, that, as it grows become all covered with big blunt warty triangular spines.
    It correct name is "chorisia speciosa" and I found that in English is translated as "silk floss tree".
    It is a unique species of tree, its pink flowers that are magnificent, as you can see, are followed by pear shaped capsules filled with many seeds embedded in an impressive silky white floss.
    Are you still curious, come to our offices in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and you will have the chance to watch it and to touch it but... don't embrace it, please!
    (for more information http://tree-species.blogspot.com.ar/2008/05/silk-floss-ceiba-speciosa.html)
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