Virola surinamensis, a nutmeg relative, is native to the subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and swamps of Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The tree is harvested […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here’s a brief follow-up to a post I put up a few days ago on Sterculia africana. I took a few more photos of the seed and seedpod. Close-up […]
I posted this earlier, but somehow the first half of the original post seems to have disappeared… anyways, here’s the link to Ethiopia: Famine Food Field Guide, a very interesting […]
Below are some photos I just took of Sterculia africana (Syn. Triphaea africana), also known as Qawureta (Konsogna), Mopopaja tree, and African Star Chestnut. The Sterculiaceae (Malvaceae, Bombacaceae) family is […]
Below are photos of the leaf and flower of the Macadamia tree, a great sub-tropical nut crop. I took these photos on the Botanical Garden of Gabriel Howearth in the […]
Irvingia is a genus of African and Southeast Asian trees. I. gabonensis, also known as wild mango, African mango, or bush mango, is the species depicted below, which I photographed […]
A few days ago I was pruning a few branches from some large Sterculia foetida trees, a number of cattle from nearby wandered over and began to feed on the […]
See previous post for more on this species.
The Almond is a small tree with oblong leaves and pale pink flowers (see photo). Almond is native to the Middle East and Central to Western Asia and has been […]
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 […]
From the Nairobi arboretum.