anthropogen

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

Ziziphus mauritiana, fruit, leaf, seed, tree – Baja, Mexico

I took these photos at Buena Fortuna, Gabriel Howearth’s botanical garden in Baja, Mexico. The tree seemed to be highly productive and was continuously dropping fruit through the day and […]

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. […]

Burseraceae, Bursera hindsiana (possibly epinnata), Jatropha cuneata, Cercidium microphyllum, and Unidentified Shrub (forward right corner), Baja, Mexico

Two views of three small trees and a shrub. The trees are, starting from forward left hand corner in the photo directly below are: Matacora (Jatropha cuneata), Torote Prieto (Bursera […]

Amaranthaceae, Celosia argentea, Quail Grass

Considered to be one of the most attractive¬†of all vegetable crops, celosia is used as an ornamental almost everywhere on earth. But few of its millions of admirers know that […]