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Erythrina caffra - Kaffir Tree


Erythrina caffra - Kaffir Tree (Erythrina caffra - Kaffir Tree)

This tree at SDSU has had its thorns removed on the trunk. This is common practice in areas where many people walk by.



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Yes, it does. I think they grind down the thorn tips or cut them...I'm not sure.

13 Oct, 2008

 

At first I thought they were drops of water.

13 Oct, 2008

 

Yes, I first thought they were water droplets.
Looks odd, doesn't it.
Interesting picture.

13 Oct, 2008

 

Those thorns must have been lethal looking

13 Oct, 2008

 

Hywel,

It doesn't rain enough here for it to be drops of water. LOL.
Seriously, we get so little rain here.

13 Oct, 2008

 

The thorns are usually pretty large 1 inch long.

13 Oct, 2008

 

It would be good to see a photo of the thorns.
We get lots of rain here - more than any other type of weather I think. I usually like the rain though. It makes me feel comfortable.
I like all your photos of trees. They're interesting.

13 Oct, 2008

 

Thanks, Hywel!

13 Oct, 2008

 

What a lovely texture to the bark of this tree.

24 Jan, 2011



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