Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Geniparana flowers, continued
Believe it or not, this geniparana flower is the seize of a dinner plate! It makes for quite a show on the forest stage. There are many of these trees in the forest of the Bosque, but don't expect to see a lot of the flowers. One or two here. One or two there, and that's it. Imagine if they all bloomed at the same time! And the flowers don't last long. The day after I took this picture, the flower had lost some of its petals. The tree is a cousin of the Brazil nut tree (Bertholetia excelsa), the one that produces the yellow flowers shown in a post of some days ago.