Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Ximenia americana

Ximenia americana
Originally uploaded by lekowala.
A stand of Ximenes along Semakau. Ladybug mentioned that she remembered eating the sourish fruit, an orange olive-shaped drupe, as a child. She recognised it instantly when she chanced a fruiting individual. The hedge of the beach forest dominated by this species was nostalgic of island surveys I helped carry out several years back. In the hot sun and albedo, the juicy and sourish drupes were refreshing. This was pure and unadulterated beach forest.


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