Leguminosae / Mimosoideae, Parkia bicolor, eseng, essang – Gabon, Central W. Africa

Parkia bicolor is a fairly large tree, growing up to 40 m. It’s native range spans from Guinea and Sierra Leone east to eastern DR Congo, and south through Gabon […]

Leguminosae (Mimosoideae subfamily), Tetrapleura tetraptera, aidan tree, munyegenye – Gabon, Central West Africa

Tetrapleura tetraptera is a deciduous tree native to W. and Central W. Africa. The pulp surrounding the seed (see seedpod photo below) is rich in sugars and is used to […]

PLANT FAMILY

Here’s a list-in-progress of plant families, ordered alphabetically. Click a family name and the link will take you to a page listing corresponding entries. I am in the process up […]

GENUS / SPECIES

Following is a list of plant species I work with. The list mostly consists of species from around the world, typically those species I have encountered while living, traveling and […]