Meliaceae, Swietenia humilis, Pacific Coast Mahogany, Mexican Mahogany, Caoba – Jalisco, Mexico

Swietenia humilis, the Pacific Coast Mahogany… Other names include:┬ázopilote, zapaton, venadillo, gateado, cobano, coabilla, caoba del Pacifico. S. humilis is a medium sized deciduous tree, growing 15 – 20 m […]

A plant from Chile that kills and eats sheep… Puya chilensis

Puya chilensis, a temperate climate evergreen perennial and close relative to the comparatively tame pineapple, catches, kills and feeds off of relatively large mammals, including sheep. P. chilensis doesn’t consume […]


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 […]


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 […]