Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Jacarandá do Pará, seed pod

In earlier posts I have talked a lot about jacarandá do Pará (Dalbergia spruceana) as a tree and also as the source of a very expensive lumber that ends up in Frankfort, Germany for making musical instruments. I have a few of these trees planted at Bosque Santa Lúcia and one here at home in Santarém. I was surprised to see the one here at home producing seed. Not many, maybe half a dozen pods at the most. After checking the larger trees at the Bosque, I found that they are also producing a few bean pods. Hopefully they will be viable seeds, and hopefully, I'll remember to collect them for planting.

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