Saw this vine, with these impressive flowers, growing amongst hedges on the beach in Point Denis, across from Libreville, Gabon. Thank you to a reader’s comment below for helping me […]
I found this large Cola tree in a small neighborhood/village at the edge of Libreville. I’m pretty sure it’s C. acuminata. Here is a previous entry on Cola nitida, which […]
I took this photo walking through Sibang Arboretum, outside the city of Libreville, in Gabon. The Sibang Arboretum covers an area of about 16 hectares. Groups of trees measuring 50m […]
Some photos of the orchid species Summerhayesia laurentii. Last week, while I was in Gabon for work, I was taking photographs of blooming orchids in Jean-Philippe Biteau’s extensive African’ orchid […]
I found these two patches attached to a ragged shirt washed up on a beach in Gabon. Apparently, from a brief search on the internet, the Bolton Wanders are a […]
Below are some photos of the leaf, young fruit, flower bud and flower of Tabernathe iboga, an entheogen and medicinal plant from Central West Africa. I took these photos in […]
Here I am standing at the base of a large Ceiba pentandra tree just outside Libreville, Gabon. Here is a previous post with photo of the same species growing on […]
Libreville… See blue dot at center. Click to enlarge.
No photo of this Central West African fruit tree yet. I’ll upload some when I have them. The painting depicted here is by Kate Abernathy.
Tabernanthe is a genus with only two species in Africa. T. iboga is a shrub, growing up to 2m in height. Iboga grows wild in the tropical rainforests of Congo, […]
An interesting Cola species native to Central West Africa. I took these photos in Gabon. Here are some previous posts related to Sterculiaceae / Cola spp. Click photos to enlarge.