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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog, it always has great insight. But I am very frustrated with the fact that so few people are talking about presidential candidates and their thoughts on global warming. Now that it is down to just a few candidates I would think that this would be a bigger issue.

Live Earth just picked up this topic and put out an article ( http://www.liveearth.org/news.php ) live earth is also asking why the presidential candidates are not being solicited for their stance on the issue of the climate change. I just saw a poll on www.EarthLab.com that says people care a lot about what their next leader thinks of global warming. Does anyone know of another poll or other results about this subject?

Here is the page where I saw the EarthLab poll: http://www.earthlab.com/life.aspx. This is a pretty legit website; they are endorsed by Al Gore and the alliance for climate protection and they have a carbon footprint calculator. Does anyone have a strong opinion about this like I do? No matter what your political affiliation is or who you vote for this is an important issue for our environment, our economy and for homeland security.