September 18, 2015 Duke University A first draft of the tree of life for all 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes has been released. Thousands of […]
To all loyal readers who may have wondered over the past few months… where is Anthropogen? his posts have been on the wane… Please excuse my extended absence, my wife […]
Below are some photos I took of Crescentia alata, commonly referred to in English as the Calabash tree, and as Tecomate, Jicaro, or Jicara in Spanish. The tree native range […]
Formerly Bombax vitifolium, a member of the Bixaceae family (Order: Malvales). This deciduous tree is covered in bright yellow flowers when leafless in the dry season. Related to Bixa orellana, […]
Swietenia humilis, the Pacific Coast Mahogany… Other names include: zopilote, zapaton, venadillo, gateado, cobano, coabilla, caoba del Pacifico. S. humilis is a medium sized deciduous tree, growing 15 – 20 m […]
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Magnolias are blooming all over Berkeley. There’s quite an impressive diversity. Here is a black and white photo I took in the afternoon of the Star Magnolia, M. stellata.
This California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica) decided to grow sideways for some reason. It had these very long lateral branches, perfectly parallel to the ground.
Here is a photo of the forest on Mt. Tamalpais on a grey foggy day.
Koelreuteria paniculata is native to East Asia (China and Korea), however I took these photos in Athens, Greece and have seen the tree in Marin County, north of SF in […]
(From the BBC) Fenland Black Oak: 5000-year-old tree found in Norfolk The trunk of a giant oak-tree, thought by experts to be more than 5000 years old, has been unearthed […]
Are you wondering what this is a photo of?… I’ll give you a second to think about it… If you guessed its a photo of the underside of Agalychnis […]
From the BBC – 23 June 2012 By Simon Worrall Ternate, Indonesia Indonesia’s “Spice Islands” produced more nutmeg, mace, pepper and cloves than anywhere else in the world and on […]
Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter Location: Harads, Sweden A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the polar circle. A shelter […]