Monday, December 17, 2007

Rubber tree seeds, Belterra

This is another young rubber tree, also associated with Henry Ford, alias Ford Motor Company. I picked up this seed in Belterra, which is close to Santarem and Bosque Santa Lucia. The site is where Ford moved to in 1933, after he discovered that Fordlandia wasn't the ideal site for a rubber tree plantation. It's interesting that this seedling was planted about the same time as the one from Fordlandia, but it didn't take on the mortuary look.

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