Sunday, March 02, 2008

Ceiba tree, leaves

As a side note to the previous post on the Ceiba pentanda, I found these leaves under a ceiba tree at our Bosque Santa Lúcia just last week. The tree isn't as large as the one at the Tapajós National Forest, but it's high enough that it's near impossible to see the leaves at the top. It was nice to be able to see them close up like this. Note the very small leaves, compared to the seize of the tree. I mentioned in a 2007 post that most of the ceibas throughout the Amazon are being cut for the making of plywood and chipboard.

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