Thursday, August 09, 2007
Marimari da terra firme
This time of the year the woods are full of blooming marimari da terra firme trees (Senna multijuga). Despite the number of these trees around our region and the brilliance of yellow flowers, I could never find a name for the tree. After 4-5 years of searching, I finally found a picture of the tree in a book at ICBS (Instituto Cultural Boanerges Sena), a cultural institute belonging to my friend, Cristovam Sena. It seems that there are some variations in this species from one part of Brazil to another, but I'm almost certain that it's Senna multijuga. Regardless, it's a beautiful tree, especially when in bloom.