Punta Banda. Campo 9 trail down towards beach. Ptelea aptera?
Large, deciduous tree. Smooth bark near the top of the tree. Red buds and red flowers. Pointed, lobed leaves. Opposite branch and leaf arrangement.
I watched a male bellbird forage for insects through the canopy of this street side tree. There were lots of green aphids on the undersides of the leaves.
many kohekohe trees in this area of large size. Most had flower buds.
Sapindales /sæpɨnˈdeɪliːz/ is a botanical name for an order of flowering plants. Well-known members of Sapindales include citrus; maples, horse-chestnuts, lychees and rambutans; mangos and cashews; frankincense and myrrh; mahogany and neem.