Bixa orellana tree full of bright red seed pods
Bixa orellana (Lipstick Tree)

A small tree native to Colombia that does well in the hot dry and cooler wet regions of Colombia. The seeds inside the red fruit are used for food coloring and spice and is cultivated on a small scale. Photographed in the Magdalena River Valley.

Two light pink flowers with red flower buds
A pink flower with yellow filaments and white anthers
White flower with hints of pink and a reddish flower bud
Branches of red achiote seed pods
White cream colored seed pods covered with soft spines