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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 […]

Sterculiaceae, Cola acuminata, Cola nut – Gabon, Central West Africa

I found this large Cola tree in a small neighborhood/village at the edge of Libreville. I’m pretty sure it’s C. acuminata. Here is a previous entry on Cola nitida, which […]

Irvingiaceae, Irvingia gabonensis – Gabon, Central West Africa

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 […]

Orchidaceae, Bulbophyllum acutebracteatum var. rubrobrunneopapillosum – Gabon, Central West Africa

Here’s a complicated Latin name: Bulbophyllum acutebracteatum var. rubrobrunneopapillosum. This is another Central West African orchid, which I photographed last month at a private collection in Libreville, Gabon. Some previous […]