Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mucajá palm (Acrocomia aculeata), continued

Trunks of two mucajá palms. Notice the thorns. They're not called aculeata for nothing. You might think that the wood is relatively soft, but it's hard as iron. I remember having to cut one to open up another entrance to the Bosque and I mean to tell you that I nearly broke the bones in my arms. The ax blade actually bent from the blows to the palm. Next image, the crown of the palm.

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