I found these fruit growing on a vine near the beach on an island off the Pacific coast of Panama. The fruit had an agreeable aroma so I tried it, […]
Another tree I’m trying to ID. Fruit looks somewhat similar to a quince, smaller, darker, fuzzier. Apparently it’s toxic. I should have gotten a photo of the cross-section. Branches have […]
The melon finds its origins in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle Eastern region to Afghanistan. Domestication most like took place in Asia. Ancient Chinese writings show that melons were an […]
Dwarf Jaboticaba, bears fruit three or four times a year. More information/photos here and photos here, from previous entries.
Qat grows wild and in cultivation in Ethiopia, South Arabia, Yemen, in the Upper Nile region, and in various other parts of East Africa. The plant was known to the […]
I found this turtle in an abandoned net and let it go because, although I was hungry, I didn’t know how to prepare it.
Justicia pectoralis is a low growing, branching sprawling shrub, can grow up to 3 ft. It has small lanceolate leaves and violet flowers, similar in appearance to those of snapdragons. […]