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22 September 2012

Flowering trees. Lace Bark Tree

The lace-bark tree is a tree native to Jamaica, known botanically as Lagetta lintearia from its native name lagetto. It belongs to the family Thymelaeaceae The inner bark consists of numerous concentric layers of interlacing fibres resembling in appearance lace. The fibre is used in the manufacture of collars and other articles of apparel, as well as whips. But I especially love it for its thick petalled velvety pink flowers.

Lace-bark tree (Lagetta+lintearia) flower. (© 2012 LightColourShade. All rights reserved) 

Lace-bark tree (Lagetta lintearia) flower close-up.
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Lace-bark tree (Lagetta lintearia) flowers on the ground
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2 comments:

  1. Hmm, that last picture reminds me of scenes of many people praying in a mosque. Very effective, and somehow touching.

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    1. I've never perceived it that way, but now that you say it...

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