Shaving Brush tree in the morning

Shaving Brush tree - Pseudobombax ellipticum by Ann Stafford

Shaving Brush tree – Pseudobombax ellipticum, Family: MALVACEAE, native to southern Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.  The showy flowers open at night and drop off the following morning. They attract moths at night and bees and sometimes Parrots in the morning.  It is planted as an ornamental in Cayman. Photo: Ann Stafford, Jan. 20, 2013

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