Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Lysiloma watsonii (feather tree, tepeguaje)


Lysiloma watsonii east of Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

 


Lysiloma watsonii near Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Lysiloma watsonii near Alamos, Sonora. Photo: T.R. Van Devender

Lysiloma watsonii is often the tallest tree in the forests near Alamos, Sonora, but they are not truly emergent like Conzattia multiflora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Lysiloma watsonii leafs out as early as March, creating bright green spots among the dull greens and browns of old foliage and bare trees. Río Guajaray, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

 


Leaf of Lysiloma watsonii. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Flowers of Lysiloma watsonii. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

 


Young foliage of Lysiloma watsonii glows against the otherwise drab tropical deciduous forest in the spring dry season. Photo: Ana Lilia Reina G.

Lysiloma watsonii near Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt