And here's a closer look at that ipê tree (Tabebuia serratifolia) in bloom. This is the forest ipê, not to be confused with the many decorative species used in urban landscaping. There is another species of forest ipê called ipê roxo, the purple blooming variety. I have two of these trees planted at Bosque Santa Lúcia but they haven't reached the age of blooming yet. I can't wait!