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Osho & Dusan, thank you both so very much for your kind visit and words of encouragement. Best regards to both, David.
Very good. Welcome to group of Flora!
Thank you Rocisi. :)
It's an interesting group. I'm sure I will enjoy my membership.
This is one of my better pictures from Spain. I live in Málaga at the moment, but unfortunately Spain is not my country. I usually live in the Netherlands. I'll add some nice Dutch pics to the group. :)
I see what you mean with the thorns shown on this tree. I do now realize there were thorns, even if smaller and at least at the bottom of the drunken tree on Avenida Vivar Tellez, opposite to the Guardia civil. This tree seems to be younger and perhaps therefore in more need of self protection with much more thorns.
Nice talking to you too, after such a long time!
I'm not sure. There seem to be a lot of subspecies. The Ficus in Cádiz I was referring to looks a bit different. It doesn't have the lianas like this one does.
The so called 'drunken trees' also come in a lot of different subspecies. I've seen them with white, pink and yellow flowers. The yellow one is a 'Ceiba Insignis' from the Bombacaceas family, while the pink ones I've seen, from the same family, are called 'Palo Borracho Rosado'.
I think I wrote there are 10½ of these growing here. Well, the half one came back to life. There are now 11 of these growing here. :)
They're full of thorns, from all the way down to all the way up. The older trees have lost some of their lower thorns. Up in the branches they're still full of thorns though.
I think they are to prevent animals from climbing the trees, although there seems to be not a lot to eat up there. Some mammals may find it tasty.
You can find my picture here: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/62304835
PS; You have sown the wrong seed? LOL! :P
I planted a ficus seed from Casablanca recently. I don't think it has germinated yet. Maybe during spring it will.
The tree I mentioned earlier here; Araucaria Araucana, I bought one, I planted it, it's doing great, but it's still very small. I'm sure it's gonna outlive me. I'll post a pic of a big Araucaria here, as I promised, soon.
Nice talking with you again. :)