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

Fruit Trees and Useful Plants in Amazonian Life

I just came across this PDF Fruit Trees and Useful Plants in Amazonian Life , a fantastic 380 page book in electronic format published by: The Food and Agriculture Organization […]

Bombacaceae (Malvaceae), Adansonia digitata, Boabab

Baobab. This is the most widespread of the Adansonia species. I took these photos on the Kenyan coast. Other common names for Baobab include: boab, boaboa, bottle tree, upside-down tree, […]

The tree behind the forest: ecological and economic importance of traditional agroforestry systems and multiple uses of trees in India

The tree behind the forest: ecological and economic importance of Quick View PDF | Download PDF Free PDF Download – plantation systems, etc. In recent times, many of these agroforestry […]

Nitrogen Fixing Trees for the Humid Tropics

Acacia angustissima Albizia lebbeck Albizia saman Cajanus cajan Calliandra calothysus Desmodium gyroides Desmodium nicaraguense Enterolobium cyclocarpum Gliricidia sepium Leucaena leucocephala Leucaena diversifolia Sesbania sesban Tephrosia candia Tephrosia vogelii

Guttiferaceae (Clusiaceae) , Garcinia braziliensis, bakupari, bacupari, bacupari-miudo, bacuparizinho

The bakupari, native to dry tropical forests of S. America, is regularly cultivated in domestic orchards of southeast Brazil. It is also commonly found growing wild in the Amazon, the […]

Guttiferaceae, Garcinia tinctoria (xynthochymus), Gamboge

This tree, variously referred to as gamboge, egg-tree, false mangosteen and Himalayan garcinia, is native to parts of India and the Malay peninsula. It can be found growing wild on […]

Convolvulaceae, Ipomoea aquatica, water spinach, bwere-mlungu (Chonyl), balanbal (Somali), chamarirobia (Sanya)

The prostrate, much-branched Ipomoea aquatica is a plant associated with wetlands, as the latin species name would indicate. The dirty green stems are hollow and fleshy with white sap, growing […]

Rutaceae, Casimiroa edulis, Mexican Apple, White Sapote

White Sapote is a medium size evergreen tree, typically not growing more then 12 m high. The species, a relative of citrus, originated in the highlands of Mexico and Central […]