Here’s a photo of two immature Biriba fruit. When mature the fruit turns bright yellow. Biriba can be found growing in the wild in the islands of the Caribbean and […]
Brugmansia vulcanicola is one of the less common species in this genus. Native to the subtropical highlands of S. America. Click photos to enlarge. Click here for previous entries on the Brugmansia […]
Click here for previous posts related to the Brugmansia genus . And click here for previous posts on the Solanaceae family.
News of recent studies has revealed that an estimated 390 billion trees are growing in Amazonia today, consisting of an approximate 16,000 species. 227 of these species are termed “hyperdominant”, […]
Here’s a follow-up article (below) related to the one I just posted on the dating old forest islands in the Moxos region of the Bolivian Amazon — From NBC News […]
Heres an snippet (below) from the journal of Archaeology reporting on recent findings from forest islands in the Bolivian amazon showing evidence of human habitation at least as far back […]
I am interested in the history of the spread of plants (and organisms, in general) around the world, and you should be too… Chances are, every meal you have ever […]
Native to South America – Argentina, Chile, and Southern Brazil – this interesting member of the Rhamnaceae family, known variously as Barbed Wire Bush, Crucifixion Thorn, and Anchor plant (for […]
Although this frog may look like a Pixar animation, it’s not. This is Phyllomedusa sauvagii, the Waxy Monkey Leaf Frog, one of many members of the subfamily Phyllomedusinae…
Click the following link for a list of all links on this site related to the family Solanaceae. Links to two other species of Iochroma, specifically. Click photo to enlarge.
Closely related to the common nasturtium, T. tuberosum is a perennial plant grown in the Andes Mountains of South America for its edible root. The plant is a creeper with […]
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Below is a photo of a large Echinopsis tarmanensis… click for previous post of Banana Slug on Echinopsis relative, Trichocereus pachanoi.
Fuchsia boliviana. The long, dark purple, oval fruit is edible and can be found sold in markets in S. America. Fruit used to make jam, or eaten fresh.