The seed pods on this plant are also unusual. They look like acorns stuffed with cotton. I believe that this is what is known as a buttercup tree, sometimes called a cotton tree, and locally referred to as poro-poro. Its scientific name is cochlospermun vitifolium.
It grows to a height of 8-10 meters, or 25-33 feet. It is a dry forest plant, growing commonly in Central America in plains areas, but not in a dense forest under the canopy of higher trees. It loses its leaves in January and February, which is part of the dry season. It later bursts into color with bright yellow flowers.