anthropogen

: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

Convolvulaceae, Ipomoea aquatica, water spinach, bwere-mlungu (Chonyl), balanbal (Somali), chamarirobia (Sanya)

The prostrate, much-branched Ipomoea aquatica is a plant associated with wetlands, as the latin species name would indicate. The dirty green stems are hollow and fleshy with white sap, growing […]

Musaceae, Ensete ventricosum, Wild Banana, Ihindu (Kiduyu), Ikulutui (Kamba), Getembe (Maasai)

Below are photos of Ensete growing in the wild in East Africa. Like the domesticated banana, Ensete is technically classified as an herb, the largest herbaceous plant the world. E. […]