Friday, December 29, 2006

Geniparana (Gustavia agusta) on stage

This picture was taken about two weeks ago at the Bosque and I used it for my Christmas card, which I sent out over the internet. Several friends commented on the beauty of the Amazon flower, a show presented by the geniparana tree, relative of the Brazil nut tree. If you are impressed with the image, you should see it personally! It is about the size of a saucer and makes for quite a contrast with the dark green of the lower forest leaves and the seasonal dust from the dry dirt road passing through the Bosque.

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