This flower shaped confetti contains flower seeds that grow into wildflowers. It is hand made and biodegradable so it leaves no waste. Via
The so called Looking-glass mangrove, Heritiera littoralis (Malvaceae) is a species of mangrove found on the shores of the Indian and West Pacific Oceans.
“Saigonese love their life with a large variety of tropical plants and flowers in their balconies, courtyards and streets… The front and back façades are entirely composed of layers of concrete planters cantilevered from two side walls”
My house needs to be like this!
Artist Rachel Sussman is obsessed with very old things that are still alive. No, not certain members of the British aristocracy.
These magnificent trees, which are endemic to Madagascar are over 1000 years old. This type of Baobab in an endangered species. Many of the trees are over 80m tall and the trunks can get to 25m in circumference. The swollen trunks of the trees provide the source of water and supply it in the drought season. When in bloom, the baobab flowers only last for 24 hours. These flowers feature on the Madagascan 100 Franc banknote.
Lobivia incaica (Caryophyllales - Cactaceae) is a species of globose cactus endemic to Southeastern Peru.
The genus name Lobivia is an anagram of Bolivia from where many of its species originate. However, Lobivia incaica is only found in Peru.
Flowers of Lobivia incaica are bright red, sometimes orange.
Syn: Echinopsis hertrichiana (Backeb.) D.R. Hunt; Lobivia backebergii var. hertrichiana Rausch; Neolobivia incaica (Backeb.) F. Ritter
Photo credit: ©James Gaither
Locality: U.C. Bekeley Botanical Garden, California, US.
Joey Palm - Johannesteijsmannia altifrons
Commonly known as Diamond Joey Palm, and Joey Palm, Johannesteijsmannia altifrons is a species of palm in the Arecaceae Family, native to montane rainforest in S. Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo.
One of the most stunning and spectacular palms in the world, J. altifrons has large, simple, undivided leaves that can reach a length of more than 6m/20ft, rising directly from an underground rootstock. These huge, very leathery, roughly diamond-shaped leaves are pleated along their length, giving the most bizarre appearance.
Photo credit: ©Mike Bush
Locality: Singapore Botanic Garden
This plant is in the Brassicaceae family, the family of mustards. They have four petals and alternate leaves, and members of the family contain mustard oil. A lot of food crops are in this family, including Brassica oleracea.
Photo by brilliantbotany.