Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Trumpet tree ( Tabebuia rosea/alba) seeds in Bintulu

In my earlier postings, I mentioned of the trumpet trees ( Tabebuia) flowering in Bintulu. Often times this tree is called the pink tecoma or Poui tree. Well, today I came across the first signs of the tree bearing fruits. The fruits resemble bean-like long capsules.

At one tree I noticed this fully ripened seed pod split open with some spaces empty due to the seeds being blown away or just dropped off.
I placed the seed pod on my car's bonet to have a cu view. The seeds are wrapped in an extra light , white thin feathery filament to make them easily airborne.

1 comment:

nobu said...

What a big seeds!