Photo of the Week

Bejuco picado
Bejuco picado
Gurania makoyana, Cucurbitaceae
Arenal Observatory Lodge, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
February 6, 2012

One more late post, hope to catch up next week. This weeks photo is a showy vine from our trip to Costa Rica. I was surprised to find that this vine is actually related to cucumber and melons and not surprisingly has bitter pickle sized fruits. These fruits have been used for medicinal purposes and Bejuco actually refers to many central american vines with reputed curative properties.

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