Just a few of the hundreds of fruits and flowers found in this rainforest:
|Large Heliconia growing wild along the river banks, same as in my garden.
Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica
|Small Heliconia also growing wild in forest and
here in the lodge garden, similar to my garden!
|Cashew Nut is usually a surprise to people when first seen growing!
One nut per flower!
|Hooker’s Lips or Hot Lips is another surprising plant.|
|I can’t find the name of this blue berried plant in the rainforest.|
|Achiote (bixa orellana) is used for food coloring red and sometimes lips|
|Robert holds an open pod of the above Achiote flower showing the seeds
It is those red seeds that have the red coloring for food or lips.
A couple of children let him put red dots on their skin to show how it works.
|Papaya tree with a very popular fruit
This is same one with the Collared Aracari Toucans I photographed
Tortuguero Village, Costa Rica
|Torch Ginger flower|
|Neat vine I just had to photograph! 🙂|
Read more About Tropical Rain Forests on Wikipedia.