Couroupita guianensis is commonly known as cannonball tree. Couroupita guianensis grows up to 35 m (meters) in height. The flowers are born in large bunches. Some trees flower profusely, until the entire trunk is buried in flowers. One tree can bear 1000 flowers per day. They are strongly scented. They are large, up to 6 centimeters wide, and often brightly colored. The large fruit, which is woody and very spherical, measuring up to 25 centimeters wide, gives the species the common name "cannonball tree". One tree can bear 150 fruits.