Sunday, March 09, 2008

Pajurá de Óbidos, the fruit

I dare say that most of my readers never heard of pajurá and even fewer have seen it. Fewer yet have had the pleasure of eating the fruit. I've done my share in spreading the good news, but I want to add just one more image, that of the pajurá-de-Óbidos. I've shown images of the seeds in this series, but not the whole fruit. This one was given to me by Dr. Valdely Kinupp, who brought back some from his expedition to the Óbidos area. It's an unripe sample, but will demonstrate the difference between this species Pouteria speciosa and the more common type, Couepia bracteosa.

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