Akee

Akee- scientific name is Blighia Sapida. Photo taken in the tropical botanical gardens in Kauai, Hawaii. ©2010 Patricia Griffin Brett

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Heloisa Castro 14 Mar 2014

great catch!!!

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Heloisa :)

marie-claire gallet 21 Jun 2013

Hello Tricia!!! Marvelous capture!!!!!!!!! Wish you all the best!!!!!!!!

Artist Reply: Hi Marie! Thank you for your comment :) I'm hoping to be back with some new work before too much longer....haven't been active on here since Nov.!

John Cappello 02 May 2013

Quite magnificent, So AWESOME ! MARVELOUS VIEW! Very nice work!

Artist Reply: Thank you so much, John! :) You are always so sweet with your comments!

DEE JOBES PHOTOGRAPHY 23 Nov 2012

GORGEOUS and Unique Beauty!!!OUTSTANDING camera work,my Friend!!!,Dee&David :):)

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Dee, for that wonderful, uplifting comment :)

Anneke Hut 08 Nov 2012

What beautiful reds. I love the soft green background against them.

Artist Reply: Thank you :)

Jimmy Adams 06 Nov 2012

Wow. Cool plant and great shot.

Artist Reply: Thank you, Jimmy :)

Stanley Layman 05 Nov 2012

Reminds me of trumpet vine blooms.

Artist Reply: This is part of what Wikipedia has to say about it: "The scientific name honours Captain William Bligh who took the fruit from Jamaica to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England in 1793 and introduced it to science. The common name is derived from the West African Akye fufo. The term ackee originated from the Akan language.[6] The fruit was imported to Jamaica from West Africa (probably on a slave ship) before 1778.[7] Since then it has become a major feature of various Caribbean cuisines, and is also cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas elsewhere around the world."

Wendell Brown 05 Nov 2012

Beautiful color. Excellent!

Artist Reply: Thank you, Wendell :)

Joanie Holliday 05 Nov 2012

YOUR PHOTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL TRICIA !!! THIS ONE VERY UNIQUE, COLORFUL AND GREAT TO SEE. JOANIE

Artist Reply: Thank you very much, Joanie! I appreciate that comment :)

Marika Seprenyi (Antal) 05 Nov 2012

how unique..never seen before!

Artist Reply: Thanks, Marika....that was my 1st time seeing a lot of the plants I photographed!!! It was very exciting! :) And I truly loved it & had a blast!!!

Stefani Wehner 05 Nov 2012

What a beautiful and funny floral, Patricia! Reminds me the eyes of Tex Avery's comics! LOL!

Artist Reply: Thanks so much, Stefani....read what I wrote to Stanley above :)

Elizabeth Lindberg 04 Nov 2012

They look like miniature pumpkins with little bug eyes... What a charming botanical!!

Artist Reply: I LOVE your imagination, Beth!!! :) I do that, too! Thanks for your comment!