Saturday, June 23, 2007
In an earlier post (June 1, 2007), I talked about ubaia (Eugenia patrisii), a cherry-looking fruit found in the wild and also planted in a few back yards in the rural areas. Last year, I noticed a small tree near the reception center bearing red fruit and I immediately thought of ubaia. As it turned, the fruit are much smaller. And, as usual, nobody had a name for the tree. This year the tree produced fruit again and I still haven't the slightest idea what it is. My guess is that the genus is Eugenia but it's only a guess on my part. That's what tropical biodiversity is all about. I've searched the internet, I've looked at my books, I've asked many people ... and I'm still in the dark.