The tree seems to have remained in its juvenile (rounded edged) foliage, despite the large stature of the tree. This juvenile status may well be why it hasn't flowered. (Not sure if this is a regular phenomenon, or just this season?)
The burls on the trunk are rather common on trees here in the US, particularly in more humid areas, such as Florida, less so in drier areas such as California.
Broward County, Florida USA
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