Sunday, September 30, 2007

Pau-brasil and the bow-makers, Part VI

Illustration of bean pods on one of the variations of Pau-brasil, the Espirito Santos variation, if I'm not mistaken. The pods are still immature but you can see the thorns already developing. All of that beautiful heartwood is also protected by thorns from the bottom of the trunk to the outer branches. Image: Charles Espey.

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