When I first bought my property here in Panamà I noticed these Pochote trees that appeared dead. Leafless, stark, covered in thorns, and frankly looked like something from the headless horseman.
The thorns are about an inch long and very sharp. Not even the monkeys climb here. As you can see, the thorns are quite menacing.
During the rainy season this tree will be full of greenery and a nice decoration. Another side note, I had part of this tree removed and tried burning the limbs, and in very hot fires the logs would not burn. After about 15 or 20 burns it finally turned to powder, but never did catch fire. Very durable.
I love this place!