Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bromeliad in bloom

This bromeliad was given to me by Eliésio Steel, descendant of an American Confederate family that came to Santarém right after the Civil War. Steel died this past year and I never got a chance to ask where he got the plant. I would assume that it's from the tropical savanna, rather than the highlands (Planalto). Regardless, it's in bloom for the first time. Image coming up.

1 comment:

Ferraz Gomes said...

What an amazing blog you have, mister.
Really loved it.
You're from Brazil I suppose?
I'm from Portugal, but a part of my family is from Rio de Janeiro.
I did apreciate the photos and the characterization.
Amazing view, I was astonished and amazed.

Ferraz Gomes