Tuesday, May 22, 2007
After taking the photograph of the cut paricá tree, I discovered a young one coming up through an assortment of tropical flora along side the road. Defending its role as a pioneer tree, it grows very fast. I'm sure that this seedling germinated from a woody seed that fell to the ground last summer. Next season, I'll show you images of the pod and seed. The first time I discovered that paricá is a pioneer tree was at Serra do Navio in the State of Amapá about 10 years ago. They were being planted in the disturbed areas of the ICOMI manganese mine.