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No common name reported

Pithecellobium dulce, Mimosa dulcis

Description:

A medium sized tree. Flowers are mimosid, the fruit is legume which opens suddenly when it ripes. The seeds are covered whith a sweet flesh (dulce, the specific name means sweet in spanish and I suspect also in Latin) which attracts dispersors such as birds and even humans.

Habitat:

Its located in wet, dry and seasonally dry tropical forests in the Yucatan Peninsula

Notes:

On the archaeological site Dzibichaltún

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Yucatán, Mexico

Lat: 21.10, Long: -89.60

Spotted on Jun 7, 2013
Submitted on Jun 8, 2013

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