Archive for 'Amaranthaceae'

Achyranthes aspera

This is the only specimen I found growing out in the open landscape that was not eaten by goats. Perhaps it was intact because it was leaning against a rock? The other ones I found were growing inside other plants that were either unpalatable or to thorny for the goats to bother reaching for them.

Atriplex farinosa (Chenopodiaceae)

The sand dunes of Erissel – the Socotra east cape – have some very specialized plants thriving in the wind-swept sand. This species was in some places growing so dense that it seemed like a silvery thicket. This location is windswept and hot, with only rain or brackish water available, but this is a specialist […]

Atriplex farinosa (Chenopodiaceae)

The sand dunes of Erissel – the Socotra east cape – have some very specialized plants thriving in the wind-swept sand. This species was in some places growing so dense that it seemed like a silvery thicket. This location is windswept and hot, with only rain or brackish water available, but this is a specialist […]

Achyranthes aspera

The inflorescence can grow very long, and this one was at least 50 cm long protected as it was inside the huge Juncus socotranus. Otherwise this would have been consumed by the goats! I was in fact in luck to even find this excellent section of foliage!

Achyranthes aspera

The inflorescence can grow very long, and this one was at least 50 cm long protected as it was inside the huge Juncus socotranus. Otherwise this would have been consumed by the goats!

Aerva javanica

This plant is one of many interesting species I found in a very small area in a valley at 320 meters altitude. A river runs through on the valley floor, supporting lots of more water demanding species, but just a few meters up the mountain slopes a rocky a harsher environment with lots of plant […]

Aerva javanica

This plant is one of many interesting species I found in a very small area in a valley at 320 meters altitude. A river runs through on the valley floor, supporting lots of more water demanding species, but just a few meters up the mountain slopes a rocky a harsher environment with lots of plant […]

Frømelde (Chenopodium polyspermum)

Dette er første gang jeg har kommet over denne arten. Den vokser i søkket i Sandbukta – sammen med bringebær og tistler. Det er dypt og godt jordsmonn her, som aldri går tørt, og som er gjennomboret av jordrotter.

Frømelde (Chenopodium polyspermum)

Dette er første gang jeg har kommet over denne arten. Den vokser i søkket i Sandbukta – sammen med bringebær og tistler. Det er dypt og godt jordsmonn her, som aldri går tørt, og som er gjennomboret av jordrotter.

Strandmelde (Atriplex littoralis)

De lange og smale bladene til strandmelden gjør den lett å kjenen igjen. Denne er fra Jeløya – på Hovedøya fant jeg kun små utgaver i forhold til denne.

Strandmelde (Atriplex littoralis)

Det vokser noen få stranmelder like ved bukkebeunurtene på nordvestsiden. Denne vokste så nær sjøen at ved høyvann litt over gjennomsnittet og større bølger, står den godt under vann – og det er jo slik den er tilpasset..

Gomphrena sp

I spent very little time on the Cerrado or grassland sections of the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, but on my way back to the village of Florida I stopped a few times to shoot some of the more conspicuous plants.

Gomphrena sp

I spent very little time on the Cerrado or grassland sections of the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, but on my way back to the village of Florida I stopped a few times to shoot some of the more conspicuous plants.

Sarcocornia pulvinata

Grows very close to hot springs and is thus salt and mineral tolerant. Seems like Sedum. Altitude: 4402 metres.