Archive for 'Convolvulaceae'

Convolvulus sarmentosus UV

Yet another Convolvulaceae with identical color in UV light! I have yet to encounter one, no matter ho many different colors in visible light, that is not the same in UV!

Convolvulus sarmentosus

Resembles Convolvulus sarmentosus, but its petals are rounded outwards opposed to this one which are flattened and pointing inwards at the mid-nerve of the petals. Also grows on lower elevations than this (1500 meters elevation), but few are intact as they are eaten by goats and cows. A very small plant, but that I think […]

Convolvulus sarmentosus

Resembles Convolvulus sarmentosus, but its petals are rounded outwards opposed to this one which are flattened and pointing inwards at the mid-nerve of the petals.

Evolvulus alsinoides UV

Almost same color in visible as in UV (although UV light is only an approximate and subjective projection, it is after all invisible to humans!), but the brighter center in visible is dark in UV, making it blander in UV.

Evolvulus alsinoides

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 […]

Evolvulus alsinoides

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 […]

Ipomoea sinensis

The cliffs on the way to Shuab beach of west Socotra have lots of interesting seemingly inaccessible locations for goats. At least it looks that way from the ocean. As I climbed I saw the sign of goats everywhere, but fortunately many small plants were in bloom like this one. I later realized that goats […]

Socotra plant 06

One of many species in the bindweed or morning glory family I found on Socotra. This was growing on the beach of Shuab in the west of the island. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Socotra plant 06 UV

I have yet to encounter one species of Convolvulaceae that is not like this in UV! Either multicolored, or one color in visible, but all the same in UV.

Socotra plant 06

One of many species in the bindweed or morning glory family I found on Socotra. This was growing on the beach of Shuab in the west of the island. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 29

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 29

The protected areas of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park is a treasure trove of plant species, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Please help me identify it […]

Pantanal Morning Glory 02 (Ipomoea sp)

During my stay at SouthWild Pantanal there were many species of morning glory in bloom, and due to the size of the inflorescence you see them as beacons of color amongst the lush green landscape. But without the leaves they can be hard to identify. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Pantanal Morning Glory 02 (Ipomoea sp)

During my stay at SouthWild Pantanal there were many species of morning glory in bloom, and due to the size of the inflorescence you see them as beacons of color amongst the lush green landscape. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Pantanal Morning Glory 01 (Ipomoea sp)

One of many wonderful species of morning glory growing in the fields surrounding SouthWild Pantanal. Please help me identify it – leave a comment!

Pantanal Morning Glory 01 (Ipomoea sp)

One of many wonderful species of morning glory growing in the fields surrounding SouthWild Pantanal. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Morning glory (Ipomoea linearifolia)

An unusual flower, resembling a Petunia. I only encountered this species on Santiago. Perhaps it’s endemic to Santiago?

Merremia sp

On the boat journey to Angel Falls, there was only one section where we had to disembark and walk for about 20 minutes on the open savanna. This flower was located along this path. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂