Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mata-calada (Ryania speciosa), continued

Three mata-calada trees in the image. Maybe only one with two offshoots. As you can see, the tree doesn't get very large. After the identification I discovered another one on the other side of the center. It was within 4 meters of the place used by the well-digging team for cooking their food over a camp fire! I remember very well that they used wooden spites for barbecuing meat. Can you believe it? By little, they escaped death!

1 comment:

Sandpiper said...

Amazing how often we go into the woods, gather sticks, build a fire, and cook over it, without giving it a thought. Beautiful plant. The bark reminds me of Sycamore.