Also known a Guama americano among the non initiated, has captivated your humble servant with this powerful architecture, umbrella like canopy. It is totally unknown, disrespected, underestimated, monumental tree. Why?
It grows where it wants, dispersed by wind, birds eating it sweet pod insides, almost like a weed. Surely it does not interest those fools I am mocking constantly. It will not provide profits since it is found in streets, sidewalks, highway medians, concrete cracks. But when these seeds fall in an adequate spot it is impressive, as these pictures show.
Some people, without any planting, collecting or propagating, researching skills and without consulting with yours truly, went ahead and declared Thespesia grandiflora as the national flower.
Let the record show, I believe it was a stupid decision. What were the judges credentials? What were they thinking? At any rate, Thespesia populnea has a much better attractive flower and it is resistant to salt water.
I declare Pithelobium dulce
a patrimony of Puerto Rico
and the Caribbean.
I have the credentials.
Dario apaga la luz.