Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Mind the fruit

The Hura crepitans - in Spanish jabillo - is one of those trees I associate so much with my childhood. It grows in tropical America from Southern Mexico to Peru and it is very common in Venezuela.

Look at the thick trunk, covered with little spines:

You don't want to be close to it when one of its fruits falls down.

One now growing in Honolulu:

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