8. Cannonball tree

The cannon ball tree  Couroupita guianensis is really interesting.  It has a round fruit, a bit like old rusty cannon balls and beautiful red flowers like a lotus. The monkeys love to eat the fruits. The tree and the fruit is believed to have medicinal properties for curing many diseases. It has antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic and analgesic properties. Quite amazing!