anthropogen

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

Judean date palm seed has a 2,000+ year viability

I saw a recent article on the revival of the once extinct Judean date palm (an ancient Phoenix dactylifera cultivar) discussing how, in the 1960’s, a clay jar containing 2,000 […]

Lamiaceae, Salvia divinorum, Ska Maria Pastora, diviner’s sage – Sierra Mazateca, Oaxaca, Mexico

I found this growing in a botanical garden in San Francisco today, so I thought I’d post an article since I don’t have one at present… Salvia divinorum is native […]

Annonaceae, Monodora myristica, African nutmeg – Kew, England (native to W. Africa)

This interesting tree, which I photographed in the Palm House at Kew Botanical Gardens, is a member of the Annonaceae family, which includes a number of significant tropical and sub-tropical […]