I remember my late mother and my sisters used to pry open the fruits and pry the seeds of this plant back home in Sum-ag, Bacolod in the olden times, and she used the seeds in cooking. So I was puzzed by the familiarity of the fruits, but seeing the flowers felt the first time again.
Here is a specimen from Diliman, Quezon City. When I came back to Bacolod, I saw more than one annato shrub along the highway to DSB town, in Negros Occidental high up in the mountains.
|Common name||Annato, achuete|
|Location||Besides CHED, CP Garcia St, Diliman, Quezon City|
|Photographer||Dr. Ernesto Adorio|
|Album||Facebook album by Dr. Ernesto Adorio |