Monday, September 10, 2007

Passion fruit buds

September is always a very hot and windy month in this region of the Amazon and along with it comes dust. On the positive side, it's also the month that we see lots of wild passion fruit vines in flower and fruit. I continue to post blog entries on these plants because I know there is quite a bit of interest on the part of some readers. Likewise, there is some research being done on the species at the Bosque by a group in England. We communicate via private email on these matters but if something becomes public, I'll add certainly post the findings on my blog. In the attached image, wild passion fruit vines and buds. Notice the Tapirira guianensis tree in the background. The openings in the trunk are made by silvery marmosets monkeys.

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