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Bombax ellipticum (Caudex)

It is a fast-growing shrub that develops a caudiciform trunk (caudex), that may reach up 20 meters in height. It has a smooth green colored surface, marbled with gray. The leaves are very large, thin and of an elliptical shape, ending with a slightly pointed apex; their color initially is brownish, which turns green with age. Flowering occurs from winter to spring, blooming with very particular and attractive flowers, with petals and pistils colored in bright purple and streaked with pink.