Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I wish I knew the name of this plant, but nobody seems to know. That is fairly standard for many plants and trees. They're appreciated, but nobody knows the name of them. This one was given to my by Dona Inez, a retired teacher in the community of Poço Branco. Every now and then it produces a single flower, which is so beautiful, it stuns me looking at it.


Wieslaw Syposz said...

Looks to me like Hibiscus.

Matt said...

I love your site with the stories and photos. It must so exciting to have so much land in Brazil. It looks absolutely beautiful. I'll have to check back to see more.

Steven Alexander said...

@ Wieslaw, definitely not a hibiscus. Sorry, I led you astray by not showing the plant. It's in a vase and can't be more than 14 inches high.

@ Matt, thanks for having a look at my blog. Hope you come back. Cheers.

Sandpiper said...

Boy, that is a stunning flower! Wish I could see it in person.

Wieslaw Syposz said...

Steven, this is most likely a member of Malvaceae family, to which belongs the Hibiscus along with more than 1000 other species.
For proper identification to the specie, it is necessary to show the photo of a flower, leafs, fruits and the entire plant. The rich Brazilian fauna has not yet been fully identified and uncatalogued.