September 18, 2015 Duke University A first draft of the tree of life for all 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes has been released. Thousands of […]
I have a huge number of Lupinus pilosus seeds, please feel free to contact me if you’re interested. Some brief info below and here’s a link to a previous post […]
From Scientific American: UK researchers have identified a mutant plant that is able to thrive on soil contaminated with high concentrations of the explosive TNT. The finding opens the way to […]
Here are some photos of a variety of Nicotiana rustica I am growing in my garden this summer. This is an enthogenic species of Nicotiana (tobacco) native to South America […]
Here are some further findings demonstrating how a dying tree of one species can transfer nutrients to a tree of an entirely different species through complex Rhizopogon mycorrhizal networks acting as conduits […]
High wind and heavy rain in Spain recently washed away sand on a beach, exposing “perfectly preserved” fossils of 300 million year old trees. See article and a link below: […]
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.
Here’s a photo of two immature Biriba fruit. When mature the fruit turns bright yellow. Biriba can be found growing in the wild in the islands of the Caribbean and […]
The World Agroforestry Centre is pleased to formally launch the book: Climate-Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice This book brings together a range of work around landscape approaches specifically looking at […]
Adansonia digitata makes a nice patio tree. Here’s a good example from the coast of Kenya. Click photo to enlarge. Here are a few previous posts from this site with […]
Here’s a recent article on the emerging field of phytomining – the exploitation of sub-economic ore bodies using plants… in other words: a method of metal extraction revolving around the mass cultivation of […]
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 […]
Brugmansia vulcanicola is one of the less common species in this genus. Native to the subtropical highlands of S. America. Click photos to enlarge. Click here for previous entries on the Brugmansia […]
Click here for previous posts related to the Brugmansia genus . And click here for previous posts on the Solanaceae family.