Sunday, September 30, 2007

Pau-brasil and the bow-makers, Part V

Attached is an image of the flowers of one of the Pau-brasil variations. They seem to be the same types of flowers I've seen on one of my trees at Bosque Santa Lucia. It puts on quite a show with its beautiful golden flowers and all the insects around them. Unfortunately, the flowers break off on the stems before they can produce the bean pod. I don't know why, maybe because the tree is still quite young. I planted it in August of 2000 from a small seedling. Most of the year it is a beautiful tree but this time of the year it suffers a lot for the lack of rain and the dust factor. Image: Charles Espey

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