Tamboril, 8×8″, watercolor on 140# HP paper
The tamboil tree goes by many names, most of which are associated with its ear shaped seed pods. Scientifically it belongs to the Fabaceae family and is named Enterolobium contortisiliquum. They’re native to Brasil. They can reach 20-40 meters in height giving welcome shade. The wood is used for furnishings, the bark which is high in tannin is used in learher industries.
The seed pods have a wonderful, pouchy shade with a have a rattle when jiggled!