Monday, August 11, 2008

Envira flower

Yellow seems to be a very popular color among trees in the forest. One can't jump to conclusions when seeing a tree full of yellow flowers, or a single flower on the ground. This one I happen to know. The name of the tree is envira periquiteira (Cochlospermum sp.). I hope I got the genus name right. Notice the trunk of the envira. Those round holes are made by silvery marmoset monkeys, which consume the sap and resin of the tree.

2 comments:

SAPhotographs said...

"Silvery marmoset monkeys"?? I would LOVE to see them Steven!! Do you have any pictures of them? I used to breed the Common Marmosets. They are one of the most beautiful little animals.

Steven Alexander said...

SA Photographs, I have a couple of images of silvery marmosets on my blog. Do a search on the blog. I saw these monkeys yesterday but didn't get any shots.