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Do you know what kind of tree this is? It was on the grounds of a lodge in the Pantanal, Brazil. Thanks for any help..

 

profile-of-a-toco-toucan-ramphastos-toco

 

Paulette

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It looks very much like some sort of Fig to me, by the way I love the Toucan!

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Thank you for the tip and the compliment. Of course, I am always thinking about the creatures and I neglected to ask what kind of tree it is sitting in.

 

Paulette

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With respect, I don't think that's a fig tree. It might be a friggin' tree? As in: "Let's get away from that friggin' tree before that creature with the huge beak gets us!" 

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The seed pods are long and thin, like green beans, so not too figgy. Not carob either though.

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Could be a Schefflera.  S.morototoni is a native timber tree in the Pantanal.

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The Schefflera matches the leaves well, but not so much the fruit.  Here is an Umbrella or Octopus tree (Schefflera actinophylla) in Cuba.

 

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With respect, I don't think that's a fig tree. It might be a friggin' tree? As in: "Let's get away from that friggin' tree before that creature with the huge beak gets us!" 

 

 

Tou can play at that game.

 

Allan

 

Sorry do not know the tree.

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With respect, I don't think that's a fig tree. It might be a friggin' tree? As in: "Let's get away from that friggin' tree before that creature with the huge beak gets us!" 

 

 

Tou can play at that game.

 

Allan

 

Sorry do not know the tree.

 

 

Tou-ché, Allan.  :P

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Species: Schefflera morototoni ( . Aubl ) Maguire , Steyerm . & Frodin

Synonyms: Didymopanax morototoni ( Aubl . ) Decne . & Planch .

 

Family: Araliaceae

Common name : caixeta occurred in RS :

Native Geographical Distribution: In Rio Grande do Sul is common in the forest of the Upper Uruguay and possible on the Atlantic forest ( Sobral et al., 2006 )

 

I hope it helps,

Cheers

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I just saw Reimar post. I don't see any fruit on the picture attached, however I am pretty positive in my previous post.

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Wow. Thank you so much, Pavel.

 

Paulette

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Pavel.  I see seed pods in Paulette's picture that look like beans.  Here is a picture of morototoni.  As I say, the leaves are a good match, but the seeds give me pause.

 

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Hi Reimar, now once you pointed I see them too, don't you think it's possible to be a new leaf of a dry one. It would be nicer if we have a full crop here.

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Typical Araliacea flower / fruiting heads on Reimar's photo.  I agree, they don't correspond with what I can see on Paulette's original image - even if they were significantly degraded.  Looking again, the other problem I can see is that the petioles on the original shot are too short for a Schefflera.  Which leaves Paulette with no ID yet.

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I think you got it right, and it is confirming the observations made from Reimar about the fruits.

:P

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Trumpet tree sounds perfect for that toucan -- with his big horn!  :)

 

Thanks all...

 

Paulette

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Further research tells me that Ed was right too -- "The species has been listed as one of the hundred worst invasive alien species".

 

Paulette

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Paulette, didn't we forget something ......?

 

Cheers,

Phliippe  :P

 

Uh oh, I don't understand. Not that I'm surprised when I forget something.

 

Paulette

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I think forgot to say "Thank you" , dear Philippe. The smartest Belgian. And most generous.

 

Paulette

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Oh, yes. Also the greenies. I must admit that I totally ignore the little red and green flags because I have such an aversion to the red ones. They caused me great pain when they drove you away for a time, Philippe. So glad you are back. And I shall add some greenies. Very grateful for help on this.

 

Paulette

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