Here is an interesting article about the current state of Mexico’s chinampas. For more articles on Chinampas and related agriculture / land management systems from this site search “chinampa” in […]
Pachira aquatica is a medium size tree native to tropical wetlands of Central and South America. Its native habitat tends to be seasonally flooded lowlands or swamps, however it is […]
Barcino is a hardwood species native to the dry tropical forests of Mexico. I took these photos on the Central Pacific coast near Chamela.
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I’m pretty sure this is Jatropha sympetala. The trunk texture and bark are like a yellow version of many of the Bursera spp. in this region. Locally the tree is called […]
Pseudobombax ellipticum, known in English as Shaving Brush tree (in reference to the flower) is native to Mexico and Central America where it is referred to variously as Acoque, amapola, árbol de […]
Here’s a few more previous spider-related posts. And some previous posts on bugs, if you’re interested. P
I am no entomologist, but I do believe this is a stickbug. I took the photo on the Costa Careyes, Jalisco. Please pass along any additional info via comment forum… ,
Here are some photos of Jatropha chamelensis and endangered / endemic to the chamela-cuixmala biosphere reserve in Jalisco Mexico. The bark is very similar to another tree in the area, also […]
I took these photos on the coast of Jalisco in Mexico. I’d be interested if any readers have ID suggestions (via comment forum). The flower and leaf reminded me of […]
Garcinia livingstonei enjoys a wide native range throughout Tropical E. Africa and parts of W. Africa. Outside of its native region the tree is relatively unknown to most, aside from your occasional […]
Eugenia reinwardtiana is a large shrub / small tree native to the rainforest of N. Queensland, Australia, Indonesia and the Pacific Islands. I’ve written previous posts on a number of members […]
This looks like a Parmentiera spp., of the Bignoniaceae family. Possibly Parmentiera aculeata? I took the photos last week in coastal Jalisco, Mexico. A guy I work with propagated a number of plants from seed […]
I’m pretty sure these are photos of Thevetia ovata, although not positive… please correct me via comment forum if you have doubts. This does appear to have a more wrinkled leaf […]