Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Pajurá de Óbidos
I'm holding the seed of a relatively rare fruit called Pajurá de Óbidos (Pouteria speciosa). The pajurá shown in the previous post is the "true" pajurá, which is more widespread in its distribution. Although more common, it's not often that we see them in the market places of the region. The pajurá de Óbidos seems to be restricted to very isolated areas, Óbidos being one of them. The person who so kindly passed on two of the seeds, told me that he traveled some distance from the City of Óbidos to find one of these trees. He was lucky enough to find some of its fruit on the ground! There are two pajurá de Óbidos trees on the grounds of the Museu Goeldi in Belém, but neither seem to be producing fruit.