anthropogen

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

Myrtaceae, Pimenta dioca, Allspice, Pimento

Allspice is a highly aromatic berry of the pimento tree, one of three major spice crops grown commercially in the Western hemisphere (the other two are capsicums and vanilla). Attempts […]

Rubiaceae, Borojoa patinoi, Borojo

Borojo is perhaps one of the most incredible underutilized tropical crops I’m aware of. This species is little known and rarely cultivated outside of the Pacific side of Colombia and […]

Papaveraceae, Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy, ying su, ya pian (Chinese), kas kas (Malay), Adormidera (Spanish)

The opium poppy is an erect annual herb, growing up to a meter and a half in height with large hairless, almost grayish-green, serrated leaves. The large flowers are solitary, […]