fruit & flower Ecuador Amazon Region

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Krystyna Szulecka, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Krystyna Szulecka

    Krystyna Szulecka Active Member

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    This photograph was taken in Napo Wildlife Centre Anangu Amazonian Region Ecuador South America in May. May I ask for help with its ID, please?
    Krystyna
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Either Couroupita, or a close relative of it.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    That's what I think also.
     
  4. Krystyna Szulecka

    Krystyna Szulecka Active Member

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    Thank you. You must be correct. I photographed Couroupita guianensis in Botanical Garden in Darwin Northern Territory Australia but tree and flowers were so much bigger that I did not connect the two.
    also see:
    http://www.tropilab.com/couroupita.html
     

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    It's probably some Grias sp., possibly Grias neuberthii (although the fruit seems a tad too large).

    Here's a good website providing information about Neotropical Lecythidaceae:

    Lecythidaceae Pages
     
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