Archive for 'Fabaceae'

Socotra plant 22

I found this species on the scorching hot plain at sea level in the north by the road to Dixam, as well as higher up on around 800 meters elevation. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Socotra plant 22

I found this species on the scorching hot plain at sea level in the north by the road to Dixam, as well as higher up on around 800 meters elevation. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Socotra plant 21

Yet another species in the fabaceae family and quite common too. This is from the Archer sea-side in the north-east. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Socotra plant 21

Yet another species in the fabaceae family and quite common too. This is from the Archer sea-side in the north-east. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Lotus ononopsis

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 […]

Lotus ononopsis

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 […]

Lotus ononopsis UV

This one was a surprise in UV all dark as it is, except for two tiny openings in the center.

Indigofera nephrocarpa UV

No surprising patterns in UV for this one!

Indigofera nephrocarpa

A comma-shaped and hairy seed pod.

Indigofera nephrocarpa

A beautiful specimen of the species found during my climb up the cliffs on the way to Shuab beach. It was still healthy with no signs of water shortage, but that I think was only days away, so it had little time left to produce mature seeds. The heat of the sun is shorter on […]

Indigofera nephrocarpa

A beautiful specimen of the species found during my climb up the cliffs on the way to Shuab beach which was forming a dense mat.

Senna holosericea

Quite common on lower levels, and here around the Detwah lagoon I found it widespread around the campground. Goats leave these, and most of the pea family alone, so I found them in bloom and with fruit, despite lots of goats in this nature reserve.

Senna holosericea

Quite common on lower levels, and here around the Detwah lagoon I found it widespread around the campground. Goats leave these, and most of the pea family alone, so I found them in bloom and with fruit, despite lots of goats in this nature reserve.

Senna holosericea UV

This flower is more interesting in UV, as the veins and the center has a darker more pronounced color compared to the more or less all-yellow in visible light.

Senna holosericea

Quite common on lower levels, and here around the Detwah lagoon I found it widespread around the campground. Goats leave these, and most of the pea family alone, so I found them in bloom and with fruit, despite lots of goats in this nature reserve.

ARCC plant 09 (Dioclea sp)

The oxbow lake just a few meters from the buildings of the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC) is an excellent way to get close to flowers on trees and vines that otherwise are out of reach – many meters up towards the canopy. It looks like Dioclea grandiflora, but I’m not certain, so please […]

Chamaecrista sp

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! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Chamaecrista sp UV

Perhaps even more beautiful in UV as the dark center is contrasting the bright petals, opposed to all yellow we humans see?

Chamaecrista sp

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 […]

Calliandra viscidula

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.

Calliandra viscidula

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.

Dimorphandra mollis

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!

Dimorphandra mollis

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.

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 08

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! Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 08

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 Plant 50

Wherever you go in Pantanal you’ll see wonderful species of plants, and thus I stop to photograph even as was on my way out of Pantanal. This is one I’ve not encountered before so naturally I needed to look at it and take some shots. Please help me identify it – leave a comment!

Pantanal plant 48

I encountered many species in the Fabaceae family in Pantanal, perhaps more than any other place I’ve visited, and the land around SouthWild Pantanal was rich with flowering plants.

Pantanal plant 48 UV

Perhaps even more beautiful in UV? There is no mistake in the plant’s advertising to the pollinating insects – the tidbits are at the centre of the bright petals!

Pantanal plant 48

I encountered many species in the Fabaceae family in Pantanal, perhaps more than any other place I’ve visited, and the land around SouthWild Pantanal was rich with flowering plants. Some have to me very unusual geometry, and my thoughts go to how the design ended up like this? Please help me identify it – leave […]

Pantanal plant 48

I encountered many species in the Fabaceae family in Pantanal, perhaps more than any other place I’ve visited, and the land around SouthWild Pantanal was rich with flowering plants.

Camptosema paraguariense

A very slender plant.

Camptosema paraguariense

One of many species in the fabaceae family growing around SouthWild Pantanal. This one I found by the trail along the river, in open landscape with plenty of sun. In the wet season it will be submerged. It’s a slender vine-like plant.

Bauhinia glabra

A very unique growth, which is sufficient to identify the species. Unfortunately I found none with foliage – it also has a very distinct shape, hoof-like leaves.

Macroptilium lathyroides UV

In visible light this is a very dark flower, but in UV lots of light is reflected, and seen here as yellowish and without any darker areas around the center of the flower which is where the insects should be directed if the plant is to be pollinated. With this very unusual design I wonder […]

Macroptilium lathyroides

A very peculiar layout of the flower! First time I see this species. One of many growing right outside the houses of SouthWild Pantanal.

Gjerdevikke (Vicia sepium)

Gjerdevikken er en viktig næringskilde for maur som får sukkervann fra kjertler og for humler og andre insekter. Den vokser villig på en skrinn skråning i hagen, der jeg lar markjorbær og smørbukken få fri utfoldelse og litt ekstra vann når det er lange tørkeperioder om sommeren. I området ellers er den vanlig.

Lupinus gilbertianus

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Lupinus gilbertianus

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Pantanal plant 28

My last day at Pousada Xaraés, and finally some rain! Not torrential, but at least sufficient to get the ground wet and muddy in some places. As I’m soon to leave, I stay close to the buildings and find lots of plant species new to me. This one looks like mimosa. Please help me identify […]

Pantanal plant 28

My last day at Pousada Xaraés, and finally some rain! Not torrential, but at least sufficient to get the ground wet and muddy in some places. As I’m soon to leave, I stay close to the buildings and find lots of plant species new to me. This one looks like mimosa. The buds look like […]

Pantanal plant 27

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. I was unable to find a plant with fresh flowers. apparently this species was at the very end of its flowering season. I found it on the very fringes of […]

Pantanal plant 27

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. I was unable to find a plant with fresh flowers. Apparently this species was at the very end of its flowering season. I found it on the very fringes of […]

Pantanal plant 26

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Pantanal plant 26

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Pantanal plant 26

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Indigofera sabulicola

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Indigofera sabulicola

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Indigofera sabulicola

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Centrosema brasilianum

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Centrosema brasilianum

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Centrosema brasilianum

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Blålusern (Medicago sativa)

En stor og kraftig gruppe vokser på nedsiden av fortet og var den eneste jeg fant på Hovedøya.

Bukkebeinurt (Ononis arvensis)

Blad og stengel har masse kjertelhår som avgir en litt stram lukt.

Bukkebeinurt (Ononis arvensis)

En vakker og storblomstret erteplante som jeg ser for første gang her på Hovedøya. Planten er full av kjertelhår som utsondrer en spesiell lukt. På min vandring rundt øya kom jeg over to tette og livskraftige bestander, som forhåpentligvis også sprer seg til nye lokasjoner. Jeg har også funnet bukkebeinurt på Jeløya i Moss.

Bakkekløver (Trifolium montanum)

Jeg skulle ikke gå mange metrene fra fergen før jeg så min første bakkekløver! Akkurat her vokste det kun noen få eksemplarer, men for meg var det spennende nok, da denne vokser svært få steder i Norge. En bakkekløvereng – wow!

Bakkekløver (Trifolium montanum)

Form og størrelse på bladene til bakkekløveren er ulik de andre kløverne, med kanskje unntak av Skogkløver (Trifolium medium) som også har store og avlange blader. Men bakkekløveren har store og tydelige tagger på bladene.

Adesmia sp

Grows on the slopes of the Cerro Tunupa. Full of sticky resin. Altitude: 3989 metres.

Adesmia sp

Grows on the slopes of the Cerro Tunupa. Altitude: 3989 metres.

Adesmia sp

Grows on the slopes of the Cerro Tunupa. Please help with a positive ID – leave a comment 🙂 Altitude: 3989 metres.

Lakrismjelt (Astragalus glycyphyllos)

Med de mange oppreise og bøyde belgene er fruktsamlingen til lakrismjelten ikke til å ta feil av. Disse vokser ved veikrysset til Sem ved Ingierstrandveien.