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Alternative Crops for Drylands – by Scott O’Bar

I want to bring reader’s attention to a recently published book: Alternative Crops for Drylands: Proactively Adapting to Climate Change and Water Shortage by Scott O’Bar. I haven’t read the […]

Bombaceae (Malvaceae), Adansonia digitata, Baobab, Muyu (Chonyu), Mbuyu (Swahili, Digo), Muramba (Embu)

Note: For more photos see this subsequent post on A. digitata. The Baobab appears to be a somewhat disproportional tree, with a massive trunk and gnarled, twisting branches. The fruit […]

Bombacaceae, Bombax rhodognaphalon, East African Bombax, Msufi-Mwitu (Swahili)

Useful for general timber, building and construction, the East African Bombax can be found along evergreen forest margins, especially in coastal bushland. The bark yields a red dye. The cotton-like […]

Burseraceae, Bursera hindsiana (possibly epinnata), Jatropha cuneata, Cercidium microphyllum, and Unidentified Shrub (forward right corner), Baja, Mexico

Two views of three small trees and a shrub. The trees are, starting from forward left hand corner in the photo directly below are: Matacora (Jatropha cuneata), Torote Prieto (Bursera […]

Caesalpinioideae, Cercidium (Parkinsonia) microphyllum, Palo Verde, Dipua

Palo Verde grow as a large bush or small to medium size tree. It has smooth, greenish photosynthetic bark. There are numerous species of Cercidium (sonorae, praecox, peninsulare), which can […]

Euphorbiaceae, Cnidoscolus chayamansa, chaya

Chaya can be maintained as a medium- size shrub, or a small tree. If managed properly and left to grow big I can imagine it could become quite large. When damaged or […]