Here’s a link to PROTA – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa PROTA is an international, not-for-profit foundation. It intends to synthesize the dispersed information on the approximately7,000 useful plants of […]
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 […]
Remarkably regular fractures in this natural rock formation on the beach in Gabon.
Or you could say Trash Talc…. Click individual photos to enlarge.
On the frontlines….
Saw this vine, with these impressive flowers, growing amongst hedges on the beach in Point Denis, across from Libreville, Gabon. Thank you to a reader’s comment below for helping me […]
This farmer was cultivating mixed beds of corn, okra, hibiscus, eggplant, tomato, and peanuts in the understory of African Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis). Only a single tree species, but effective. […]
I believe this is a Passiflora foetida variety that I recently photographed in Gabon. The orange fruit is small but contains edible seeds and pulp with a similar taste as […]
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 […]
This is what happens when you drive through a small village in Central West Africa with a relatively blind person at the wheel. The man standing at left is the […]
Below are some photos of a Cola species I came across with some friends while hiking in the forest outside of Libreville, Gabon. I have not yet been able to […]
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 […]
I took this photo walking through Sibang Arboretum, outside the city of Libreville, in Gabon. The Sibang Arboretum covers an area of about 16 hectares. Groups of trees measuring 50m […]
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 […]