I recently contributed a few photos of Jatropha chamelensis to ARKive.org, a very interesting and important website. Initially I took the photos of C. chamelensis in Mexico for Barry Stock, a fellow plant enthusiast and a follower of this blog, who is interested in the Jatropha genus and Euphorbiaceae family. Barry suggested that they be submitted to ARKive.org, which seemed like a great idea. Needless to say, I am very happy to contribute these photos. Next time I’m in Mexico during wet season I’ll get photos of the leaves and hopefully the fruit/seed so the species entry can be more complete. Click here to see the Jatropha chamelensis photos.
Here is a brief overview of what ARKive.org does, quoted from their website:
“With the help of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, we are creating an awe-inspiring record of life on Earth.
Freely accessible to everyone and preserved for the benefit of future generations, ARKive is a truly invaluable resource for conservation, education and public awareness.
Our work with Google, IUCN, WWF and other conservation organizations enables us to bring the natural world into homes, classrooms and onto handheld devices around the world.
Discover and learn about the world’s endangered animals, plants and fungi – reveal what they look like, what makes them special and why we should protect them.”