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Spiky Tree!
    #2216696 - 01/03/04 03:01 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)





I found that in the backyard of this new house.
You can see that they are big thorns, compared to my thumb.

Any idea of what this is?


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: daba]
    #2216810 - 01/03/04 04:21 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Tree of Thorns (tree of thorns)- Hindu - This tree grows in Hell and is associated with torture. Yama is the Hindu god of hell lives near by such a tree. The thorns on this tree capture the dead. (See Salmali, Tree of Hell, Tree of Yama and Calmali)

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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: TekNut]
    #2216840 - 01/03/04 04:46 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I learned in school that all plants with thorns are members of the rose family. Can I get confirmation on this information?


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: Signo]
    #2216845 - 01/03/04 04:53 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

not likley considering that roses aren't acutally thorny. i forget exactly what they are, but thorns is a misnomer. reading my botony book says that spines and thorns are often used interchangebly. however a thorn is a modified stem found at the axial of a stem and a branch...so, roses don't have thorns, they have spines. and as for spines they're many acacia's that have them.


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: llamaboy]
    #2217243 - 01/03/04 08:52 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

there r these rare trees in the amazon witch ea people!
they have vines with huge spikes
they ainly et birds and stray live stlk but they can take doen a human
scary stuff


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: daba]
    #2219491 - 01/05/04 02:18 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Is that cannabis in the foreground of the top picture?

If not, it certainly looks like it (at least from my POV)


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: Shamanorrhea]
    #2219523 - 01/05/04 02:45 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

You mean this?



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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: Signo]
    #2219599 - 01/05/04 03:26 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

certainly that's not cannabis....that must be some sort of oriental maple tree, right? :wink:


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: Signo]
    #2220347 - 01/05/04 01:05 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Those are some crazy plants, I want several for my backyard.


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: daba]
    #2220394 - 01/05/04 01:32 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

i was to ask if the tree has a 'cannabis like' leaf...
it's a cottontree! not actually cotton but it produces some cottony fibers within their seedpods...

signo: not every plant with a spine will be relative to roses!


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: felixhigh]
    #2220404 - 01/05/04 01:35 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

it would be fun to tie someone up that plant!
did you know there's a certain type of agave (if i'm not mistaken) in mexico that the old bad guys used to tie up their enemies (or whoever they wanted to kill) there because it's spiny blades grow SO quick from one day to another (during the growth phase of course) that it would slowly burrow into the victims flesh...
or at least my dad said so to scare me when i was little.


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: felixhigh]
    #2220413 - 01/05/04 01:42 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

It would not be fun tying someone up to that tree.

Look at some of those spikes, they have the diameter of a US Half Dollar.


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: felixhigh]
    #2220439 - 01/05/04 01:56 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah someone told me that an old vietnamese torture method was to tie someone down to a patch of short bamboo shafts and the shafts would grow so quickley that it would burrow through the individuals flesh in much the same was as felix describes the agave torture...sounds horrible


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: daba]
    #2220497 - 01/05/04 02:21 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I think i got it.

Botanical Name: Bombax anceps (Pierre Bee) or atleast some relative of (member of same genus or family).

Family: BOMBACACEAE
Zone: 4

Description:

Tree, with thorns on trunk and branches; leaves alternate, palmately compound, with approximately 7 leaflets; leaflets with acuminate apex; flowers solitary, terminal, strong smelling; calyx tubular cup-shaped, very thick, splitting irregularly into approximate 4-5 lobes; outside of calyx green, glabrous, inside densely hairy with appressed silky hairs; petals 5, free, strap-shaped, approximately 9-10 cm long, reflexed, shortly pubescent inside and outside, cream colored with green and pinkish tinge (in bud, petals overlapping, green with white and pink); stamens basally connate into tube surrounding ovary, distally splitting into 5 branches, each branch separating into greater than 50 stamens; anthers U-shaped or curled; ovary densely covered with appressed red hairs; style filiform, red, glabrous; stigma dark red, with 5 lobes; ovary with 5 locules, each with many ovules; axile placentation.


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: daba]
    #2221330 - 01/05/04 08:31 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

ultraviolence is cool, why do you think there's people going to the jail all the time? they aren't insane, killing must be good.

ok, for real now: some yopo trees have spines just like that at their bases.
i think they're actually not spines but aculeums.
right neuro?


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: felixhigh]
    #2221481 - 01/05/04 09:55 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

beats me.


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: Hooty]
    #2221507 - 01/05/04 10:12 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Pungi sticks.


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Re: Spiky Tree! [Re: neuro]
    #2221653 - 01/05/04 11:17 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

. o O (LOL)
RIGHT NEURO?!?!?!? >=]


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