anthropogen

: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

Convolvulaceae, Ipomoea aquatica, water spinach, bwere-mlungu (Chonyl), balanbal (Somali), chamarirobia (Sanya)

The prostrate, much-branched Ipomoea aquatica is a plant associated with wetlands, as the latin species name would indicate. The dirty green stems are hollow and fleshy with white sap, growing […]

Bombaceae (Malvaceae), Adansonia digitata, Baobab, Muyu (Chonyu), Mbuyu (Swahili, Digo), Muramba (Embu)

Note: For more photos see this subsequent post on A. digitata. The Baobab appears to be a somewhat disproportional tree, with a massive trunk and gnarled, twisting branches. The fruit […]

Dioscroaceae, Dioscorea bulbifera, potato yam, air potato, oruka, oroko (Luo), mutokera (Giriama), mutokera (Luhya)

The mere concept of this plant seems to be unsettling to some people because it’s like a potato but it grows on a vine, above ground, and that defies convention. […]