Below are some photos I just took of Sterculia africana (Syn. Triphaea africana), also known as Qawureta (Konsogna), Mopopaja tree, and African Star Chestnut. The Sterculiaceae (Malvaceae, Bombacaceae) family is […]
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 […]
Below are some photos of a Cola species I came across with some friends while hiking in the forest outside of Libreville, Gabon. I have not yet been able to […]
A few days ago I was pruning a few branches from some large Sterculia foetida trees, a number of cattle from nearby wandered over and began to feed on the […]
This Sterculia spp. looks similar to S. foetida. although I think its something else. Grows in dry tropical Vietnam. Locals eat the seed and apparently bleed and drink the sap. […]
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.
Herrania purpurea is a close relative of Cacao (Theobroma cacao), and is endemic to Costa Rica and Panama. Increasingly rare in the wild, I have collected it in the dry […]
Follow link for more photos of S. apetala.