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Old December 26th, 2006, 12:29 AM
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Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

The tree has:
a trunk covered with thorns
green bark
is perhaps from australia?
the tree is used in landscaping in Los Angeles, so it's hardy zone 8-10 at least
It can grow tall
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Old December 26th, 2006, 12:30 AM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

a pic would really help out. what kind of thorns? leaves description? flowers? buds? fruit?
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Old December 26th, 2006, 12:36 AM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

This address shows a picture that appears to be the same sort of tree

http://www.worldofstock.com/closeups/NTR1592.php
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Old December 26th, 2006, 01:46 AM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

I would also check out Aralia spinosa, 'Devil's walking stick'.
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Old December 26th, 2006, 03:03 AM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

Look up Ceiba speciosa (syn. Chorisia speciosa)
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Old December 26th, 2006, 11:28 AM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

Yes, a green thorny trunk in San Diego would be likely to be a floss silk tree.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 06:37 PM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

I was just searching to see what type of tree this was and saw your post. It is a ceiba speciosa (floss silk tree). I see so many of them in Los Angeles every day. They are fascinating.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 08:56 AM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

I photographed this tree in the Botanical Garden at Aswan, Egypt - green trunk about 18" - 2' diameter with huge thorns all the way up like a giant rose branch, looks deciduous, leaves roughly similar to a beech tree. Not convinced about any of the answers so far. Can send pics.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:18 AM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

Yep, please post the pics!

Probably best to start a new thread for it too, as it is not necessarily the same as the plant this old thread was originally about
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 06:24 AM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

I am trying to identify this thorny barked tree which I came across in Malaga, Spain. I checked out Ceiba speciosa - Floss Silk Tree but I don't think that's it. See my photo attached below
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 03:34 PM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

It's a chorisia speciosa. The amount of thorns on the tree varies from tree to tree. I saw 2 next to each other, and one was almost completely covered with thorns, while the other barely has any. I just took a pic of one yesterday CSUF. Some were taken with my phone so the quality isn't too good.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 06:21 PM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

Thank you! I'm thinking of putting in on my Flicker account and wanted an accurate id.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 02:15 PM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

Quote:
It's a chorisia speciosa.
Now Ceiba speciosa.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 03:06 PM
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Re: Identify Tree Please: thorny trunk, green bark

Thank you
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This message has been deleted by Daniel Mosquin. Reason: Sorry, reviving older thread that has already been correctly answered. You could initiate a new query, though.
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