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NATIONALS SOUTH AMERICA FLOWERS- PART I June 13, 2009

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ARGENTINA                      AND                                                  URUGUAY

The national flower from Argentina and Uruguay is the ceibo ( pronounce say -bo), also call as bucare.

The ceibo is a small tree normally grows five to eight meters. This specie grows wild along water courses.The tree´s  trunk is woody with irregular form and spiny branches. The trees flower in summer from October to April.

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The flower is red arranged in raceme type, is reach in nectar and get visited by insects . The seeds are cylindrical and are insidethe seedpod

 

 

 

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Flowers are use to textile dye, and the wood for making model aeroplanes.

 

 

 

                                           

   

 

                            

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       BOLIVIA                                                     PERU

The national flower from Bolivia and Peru is the cantuca. The name comes from qantuta in quechua language. This flower is the  Inca´s sacred flower. According to the Inca´s legend the cantuta  flower represents the hope and optimism.

It can be found in the high valleys of the Andean territory in Bolivia and Peru.

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The cantuta grows in cold regions. It´s a thine plant and a very fragile one.     

 

 

 

      

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                                                                     BRAZIL

The national flower of Brazil is the ipê amarelo(yellow ipê). Ipê is the name of a group of seven species found in South America   forest. The ipê has now become the top export out of Brazil.

This tree grows a hundred and fifty feet’s and has a narrow trunk. It´s wood is hard and heavy and it´s very resistance. The wood it´s use it in bridge constructions, home decks and boardwalks.

   IPÊ FLOWER

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                                                               COLOMBIA

                                                                                                 

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                                  ECUADOR                                                                       VENEZUELA

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Orchid´s are the national flower from Colombia and    Venezuela.   They call it ” flor de mayo” ( May flower). Are known about fifty species of this type of orchid, all of them are from tropical zones  in  South America. The attractiveness is the size of their flowers.   The orchids are herbaceous flowers, they live in trees and the leafs grown around a bulbous.    

 

                                                                            

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