Brazil Flower I.D.
November 28, 2007 8:36 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone botanical experts identify this Brazilian flower? (From Maranhao, Brazil)

I spotted this on the coastal swamp area of Maranhao, outside of Sao Luis. The seeds have a pearlish shine to them. I never found the name for them, even from the locals (I didn't know the word of pearl).
posted by iamck to Science & Nature (7 answers total)
Posted the link in the forums on Gardenweb...i'll let you know if anyone has an idea.

That is bizarre.
posted by pilibeen at 9:41 AM on November 28, 2007

Response by poster: I should add the leafy goodness in the background is part of the plant, and it is a large and bushy.
posted by iamck at 9:44 AM on November 28, 2007

Best answer: apple-ring acacia
posted by univac at 10:41 AM on November 28, 2007

I think that univac has a point: this isn't a flower. It's a fruit.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 10:53 AM on November 28, 2007

Response by poster: That seems about right. My poor recall has left me sloppy in describing what obviously is the fruiting body. Thanks!
posted by iamck at 12:35 PM on November 28, 2007

Ok, well someone on Gardenweb came up w/ a match.

It's Australian archidendron, or Scarlet Bean.

Here's another flickr link for you:
posted by pilibeen at 9:55 PM on December 13, 2007

Best answer: sorry about the link.....this one should work:
posted by pilibeen at 9:57 PM on December 13, 2007

« Older To wig out or not to wig out?   |   Could your body be a data storage device? Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.