Virola surinamensis, a nutmeg relative, is native to the subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and swamps of Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. The tree is harvested […]
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This recent article from the BBC discusses a project that uses drones to laser-scan the amazon to detect anthropogenic landforms / earthworks, evidence of ancient civilizations in the Amazon – the most expansive wilderness […]
Barcino is a hardwood species native to the dry tropical forests of Mexico. I took these photos on the Central Pacific coast near Chamela.
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 […]
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Adansonia digitata makes a nice patio tree. Here’s a good example from the coast of Kenya. Click photo to enlarge. Here are a few previous posts from this site with […]
Or you could say Talc trash…
Here are some photos of Jatropha chamelensis and endangered / endemic to the chamela-cuixmala biosphere reserve in Jalisco Mexico. The bark is very similar to another tree in the area, also […]
I took these photos on the coast of Jalisco in Mexico. I’d be interested if any readers have ID suggestions (via comment forum). The flower and leaf reminded me of […]
Eugenia reinwardtiana is a large shrub / small tree native to the rainforest of N. Queensland, Australia, Indonesia and the Pacific Islands. I’ve written previous posts on a number of members […]
Here is a somewhat grizzly series of photos depicting the aftermath of what appears to be an elephant having been recently hit by a train and subsequently stripped of its […]