Saturday, January 20, 2007

Pajurá fruit

Yesterday I asked Cleuson, a fellow who works with me at the Bosque on a part-time basis, to check on the guaraná fruit I had seen a few days ago. He returned with a hand-full of seeds, which I planted right away. He also brought back three pajurá fruit (Coupia bracteosa) to my surprise. It has been so dry over the last few months, I didn't expect to see any of these fruit at all. The photo is one I took of pajurá fruit three or four years ago. The ones Cleuson found yesterday are much smaller and he reported seeing only the three he brought back. Later I snacked on one and it was not lacking in quality. In the foreground you can see the seed, which is relatively large, compared to the overall size of the fruit.

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