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 meat by local villagers…Yes, that circular grey thing is an elephant ear.
I took this photo in Gabon at the end of 2012.
Is it just me or is this mushroom glowing? I took this photo back in winter of 2012 and just found it in my photo archives. I don’t recall posting it here before. Please let me know via the comment forum if you have any ID suggestions.
Brugmansia vulcanicola is one of the less common species in this genus. Native to the subtropical highlands of S. America. Click photos to enlarge.
Click here for previous entries on the Brugmansia genus. And for more on the Solanaceae family click here.
Ceanothus dentatus is a California endemic with small holly-like leaves and blue flowers. It grows primarily along the coast and just inland.
Two photos of the leaves and flower of Ceanothus impressus.
Two photos below depicting the flower, leaf and flower bud of Ceanothus incanus.