Archive for 'Asclepiadoideae'

Pergularia tomentosa

Very distinct seed pods! In fact everything about this plant is unmistakable – there is no need for flowers, or even seedpods to identify it.

Pergularia tomentosa

The hairs on the leaves cast a whitish hue, which together with the heart-shaped makes this plant unmistakable in any vegetative state.

Pergularia tomentosa

I found this plant in many locations around sea level, but only on the beach of Shuab in the west of Socotra did I find one with perfect flowers. Most other plants were either past bloom or had run out of water and were drooping.

Pergularia tomentosa UV

Also this plant holds no secrets in the flowers in visible light that is revealed in UV light.