I don't believe that anyone could ever know all of the unusual trees and plants that make up our world, but it's always fun to find a new (to me) tree to share with you!
Location: Costa Rica & Nicaragua
This tree is native to Central and South America, although it is primarily found in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The Pejibaye palm is armed with stiff, black spikes that arrange themselves in circular rows from the base to the top of the tree. These tend to grow to around 20 meters. The leaves can grow up to 3 meters long. Native Americans usually ate the fruit after fermenting it and was a major part of their diet. Today, the fermented fruit is still very popular.
Ya know...I may have to get a couple of these for my yard! I mean, a tall tree that looks cool, is very decorative, and has fruit that ferments very well! What more could you want?
Coffee on the patio this morning. We can always watch the cat chasing those little geckos around on the fence!