Amazing flower... Pithecellobium lanceolatum. Such an unusual opening of a seed pod.
Pithecellobium is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. The generic name is derived from the Greek words pithekos, meaning "ape" or "monkey," and ellobion, meaning "earring," which refers to the coiled shape of the fruit pods. Plants of the genus are known generally as blackbeads. There are about 75 species in the genus
Photograph by Libby Vidrine
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