Malvaceae week 0905-9112011 UD 027Pachira aquatica
Species Pachira aquatica
The label in first picture says it all …. pics are from a botanical garden started by a physician in his home garden in southern California...
But I have found this in some nurseries being sold as three stems braided together as a novelty plant... some gimmicky folks say its a quick bonsai... found same kinda things in Bankgok hotel lobby.. and nearby street vendors .... if you do google iamage for this plant you can see these weird things...
ps Satish ji has uploaded some very nice flower pictures... they are at this url:
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