I have been photographing that strange tree at different times of day and during the different seasons for several years. We named this tree as "Captain Hook" or "Ghost Tree". What do you think, is a good nickname for that tree?
In fact this is a tree that have been smothered by the climber shrub, commonly known as Flame Vine or Orange Trumpet Creeper. This evergreen shrub with its showy red-orange flowers, is original from Brazil, commonly known as Flor-de-São-João in Portuguese. This ornamental climber has become an invasive weed in São Paulo crops. The best show of Flame Vine - Pyrostegia venusta - is in June and July. In this time of the year we can see the Flame Vine climbing on trees all around my neighborhood. Flor-de-São-João attracts many hummingbirds.
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