Bocotes - flor de los muertos

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Posted by ZihuaRob on Sunday, December 16, 2101 at 10:08:30 :

In Reply to: October/November Blooming Trees posted by Del on Sunday, December 16, 2101 at 10:07:06 :

Zihuatanejo hillside covered with blooming bocote trees in October
Bocotes in bloom on the hill behind downtown Zihuatanejo

The trees are called BOCOTES. We call the flower FLOR DE LOS MUERTOS because they always bloom during the observance of Día de los Muertos.

Its scientific name is CORDIA GERASCANTHUS and it is also called MEXICAN ROSEWOOD in English. It is used as a hardwood for everything from floors to cabinets to pencils.

I believe there is quite a bit of information about this on the 'Net since many products are made from this exotic tropical wood.

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