Monday, August 04, 2008

Tento seed pods

The tento tree (Ormosia sp.) is the one that produces the bright red seeds used so much in the arts and crafts industry here in the Amazon. This tree is located just a few meters from the reception center at Bosque Santa Lúcia. There are a lot of different species, some larger than others, and some with a combination of red and black colors.

2 comments:

SAPhotographs said...

Same with our Mahogany, they have these beautiful red seeds with a black spot on them and art often used in crafts.

Steven Alexander said...

> SA Photos, I'd love to see an image of your mahogany seed. When convenient.