Saturday, July 25, 2009

More on the yellow orange beauty at the Theosophical Society

Do you remember the yellow orange beauty i blogged about a while back after a visit to the Theosophical society? On a recent visit i noticed that the bark and leaves of this tree are very similar to that of the Guaiacum officinale a.k.a The tree of life . The description of the fruit of the Tree of Life match the yellowish orange tiny fruit that i photographed hanging all over this tree last month. It's too bad that i did not see it in flower.
So i must remember to keep an eye on this wooded friend in my future visits, for any hint of flowers that will help confirm it's identity. If only the trees could talk and tell us their names...




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3 comments:

radha said...

Is the golden dewdrop. It must have tiny purple flowers. The tree I photographed had one small one which I could not focus on.

recording nature said...

I too have a tree on my blog with small orange fruit - and one had tiny purple flowers hidden away - impossible to spot in the picture.
Could this also be the golden dewdrop ( though here the leaves seem different)

Arati said...

no i took a look at the golden dew drop on your website and i dont think its this. the leaves are quite different. the one on here looks closer to the 'tree of life' -- i havent been back to see its flowers though -- that will make the identification easier.