Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pau Brasil, continued

The first seed pods produced by one of my two Pau Brasil (Caesalpinia eschinata) trees. Notice the immature thorns on the bean pods. Pau Brasil is a very thorny tree! They're to be found on the main trunk of the tree, on stems and even the bean pods.


dr.rankenstein said...


just to keep you informed that I look at your site twice a day!!

greetz from germany

Wilma said...

What an interesting tree, Steven. I can't get a good sense of scale from the photo. How long are the pods?


Steven Alexander said...

Dr. Rankenstein, good show. Appreciate your interest.

Wilma, maybe 4 inches long.