Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Kalanchoe pinnata

Despite the lack of rains recently, the Kalanchoe pinnata plants are producing abundant numbers of flowers. The two most common names for this medicinal plant are pirarucu and folha grossa. The nomenclature "pirarucu" refers to the very large scales on the pirarucu fish (Arapaima gigas) and "folha grossa" depicts leaves that are very thick. An image of the flowers coming up in the next post.

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