The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed.

A very strange strange shape I think, and I wonder what has driven it to these shapes, and in particular the color inside! If you squeeze the fruit, or simply pass a ripe one, it will bleed an ink-like substance. I wonder what that is to the toner industry – an organic toner perhaps?

Unfortunately I found no specimen in bloom.