Sunday, June 12, 2005

Francis and the dipterocarp

Francis and the dipterocarp
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
The forest was busy this year. When I visited the TreeTop Walk in Macritchie, there were flowers everywhere. I guessed it was mast flowering (synchronised mass flowering) in our forest. the local botanist mentioned that the last time this happend was several years ago (6 yrs I think) . The Baccaurea parviflora trees were doing their thing and they looked beautiful with skirts of inflorescences around the base of their trunks (pictures forthcoming), flowers were strewn along some parts of the trails - all very productive of the forest. Here's a picture of little Francis holding a keruing fruit that we saw yesterday.


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