Often a small tree Buttercup Tree is found growing in disturbed areas, trunks may only be twenty or so centimeters in diameter. Still, larger individuals of the mature dry forest may reach girths of 40cm or more. These latter specimens sport sinuous, shallowly fissured, glossy-gray bark, often tinted with a hint of reddish or maroon. The tree's scarce branches end in thick, stubby twigs and the crown they generate is open and airy.
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Due to public health recommendations, the Museum is temporarily closed to public visitors. Palo barril has a straight white trunk up to 60 feet tall, unbranched all the way to the crown. The large flowers usually appear in March when the tree is leafless, but flowering is occasionally as late as May. Widespread in cultivation because of its beauty and ease of propagation from cuttings.
There is a double-flowered cultivar. Become a Member! Adopt a friend! Green Initiatives. Desert Diaries. Share your photos! Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico Cochlospermum vitifolium palo barril, rosa amarilla Palo barril has a straight white trunk up to 60 feet tall, unbranched all the way to the crown. Cochlospermum vitifolium flowering in March near Alamos, Sonora. Photos left and above: George M. Ferguson Bark of Cochlospermum vitifolium , near Alamos, Sonora.
Photo: T. R Van Devender. Kinney Rd. Bark of Cochlospermum vitifolium , near Alamos, Sonora. Van Devender. Cochlospermum vitifolium with yellowing foliage in October, near Alamos, Sonora.
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