Ficus elastica. A better view of the cutting I got the other day
Ficus elastica. Una vista mejor del esqueje que recogí el otro día
The most colorful tree in the world: The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus deglupta).
The Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) or ‘MINDANAO GUM’ looks almost like it’s been spray painted, but the up to 70-m tall tree is colored this way completely naturally. Its bark can take on a yellow, green, orange and even purple shading.
If you want to spot a Rainbow Eucalyptus tree live and in all its glory, you’ll have to travel to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea or Philippines where the tree grows natively. However, it has been introduced worldwide as an exotic wood in South America, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China and other countries.
Image by Chad Podoski
Paris japonica aka Kinugasasō and Japanese Canopy Plant. Family Melanthiaceae. Native to sub-alpine regions of Japan. Hardy in zones 7-8. This plant has 150 billion base pairs of DNA, a genome 50x larger than that of a human, and may very well have the largest genome of any living organism.
Sphagnum moss has this very distinctive cell structure that looks almost like webbing. #microscopy #botany #botanynerd #sphagnum #symmetry #biology #botanartist
Thuja plicata, red cedar, belongs to the cypress family. The cones look like flowers carved from wood.
Who knew cabbage could be so pretty?
Like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and a slew of other veggies, cabbage comes from a variant of Brassica oleracea.
Photo by brilliantbotany.
A little boy is dwarfed by a supersized cabbage in Matanuska Valley, Alaska, July 1959.
Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic
Harvesting Saffron Flowers - AFGHANISTAN
Around 2500 farmers, in eight provinces, are working on saffron farms for export mostly to India and some European countries.
Ipomoea coccinea aka Scarlet Star Glory and Red Morning Glory. Family Convolvulaceae. Native to south eastern North America (distribution map). It’s an annual that self seeds freely and can become a bit of a weed, so you’ve been warned.
The island of Socotra is one of the most isolated non-volcanic landforms in the world. Sitting 240 km east of the Horn of Africa and 380 km south of the Arabian Peninsula, its geographic isolation over millions of years has ensured that a third of its plant species are found nowhere else on Earth. Clockwise from the top are dragon blood trees, desert roses, and a native succulent, Dorstenia gigas.
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Images: (Top and right) Jan Vandorpe (left) Denis Romanov