The interior of the Amazon is often associated with the exotic flora and fauna world. We can consider the Monkey brush vine as one of them.
The Monkey Brush vine (Combretum rotundifolium) is one of those vines that can grow as a parasite on other plants or trees and also by themselves. It is found everywhere along the Kabalebo river, high up in trees or low closely tangled with Inga trees.
The most fascinating part of this plant is when it's blossoming. The bright yellow/red flowers are the decoration of the interior where the color green is in abundance. When in blossom the flower buds will slowly burst open giving this exotic vine its 'monkey brush' appearance.
Why I consider the Monkey brush vine as one of my favorite plants: