13 November 2012


This unknown tree with interesting flaking bark recently produced lots of green to black fruits along the length of its branches. I was so mesmerized by the shiny black orbs although I kept wondering why I never noticed the flowers? They must be kind of inconspicuous but I will start looking out for them from now on.

NB on 11 Jan 13: The black fruits of this tree known as Myrciaria cauliflora (Common Name: Brazilian Grape Tree, Jaboticaba, Jabuticaba; Family: Myrtaceae) is used to make jam, tart, wine and liqeur. I don't remember seeing the white flowers but I definitely saw the fruits. Since it is edible, I will taste one of the fruits when I see it again.