Archive for 'Lamiaceae'

Micromeria remota

I wish I had a week on top of Socotra as there are so incredibly many magnificent plants species and many grow only on socotra! This was the only specimen I could find on Skant (Skand), but with more days I’m certain I would have found magnificent speciemens if I could have climbed where goats […]

Lavandula nimmoi

To find Lavender on Socotra was not expected, and my mindset was on this being an invasive or at least non-endemic species. But endemic it is! Again most were completely eaten by goats, but I managed to find one that was partly intact, at least one of inflorescences. Endemic.

Lavandula nimmoi

To find Lavender on Socotra was not expected, and my mindset was on this being an invasive or at least non-endemic species. But endemic it is! Again most were completely eaten by goats, but I managed to find one that was partly intact, at least one of inflorescences. Endemic.

Lavandula nimmoi UV

Appears much duller in UV compared to visible light. Endemic.

Leucas sp

Resembles leucas spiculifera, but the flowers are morphologically too different to be same species. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂

Leucas virgata

I found very few with flowers, and only this one with a health flower and intact foliage. All plants were stunted due to heavy grazing by goats. Endemic.

Leucas virgata

I found very few with flowers, and only this one with a healthy flower. All plants were stunted due to heavy grazing by goats. Endemic.

Teucrium socotranum

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 […]

Teucrium socotranum

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 […]

Amasonia 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 […]

Amasonia 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. I found none with open […]

Døvnesle (Lamium album)

Utenom blomstringstiden skal det litt til for de fleste å ikke tro dette er en brennesle.

Døvnesle (Lamium album)

I Ekebergskråningen er det en bekk, og de fleste år er den kun å høre når det er vår og snesmelting. I år har det derimot vært en fuktig forsommer, noe som har gjort at plantene har fått utvikle seg til det fulle i denne til dels skrinne skråningen. Det var ikke mange spennende planter […]

Kransmynte (Clinopodium vulgare)

Blomsterstanden er i seg selv vakker og som et fantastisk kunstverk. En etter en vil de rosa blomstene “tyte” frem og brette seg ut for bestøvning. Når alle er avblomstret vil de falle av og igjen står blomsterstanden nesten som her, men inne i hvert begerrør modnes frøene som ettehvert løsner og legger seg mot […]

Kransmynte (Clinopodium vulgare)

Med mynte tenker de fleste på peppermynte, men de blir nok skuffet når de gnir fingrene på bladene. Det lukter lite peppermynte av kransmynten.

Kransmynte (Clinopodium vulgare)

Kransmynten er har en dekorativ blomsterstand som gjør den vakker å se på både før og etter blomstringen. Den vokser spredt langs veien og mellom husene i Sandbukta der det er godt med sol.

Blåkoll (Prunella vulgaris)

Vokser overalt og er tilnærmet et ugress. Men det er i blomst de fleste legger merke til den, da den kan lage store tepper med lilla blomster. Plenen i Sandbukta er overgrodd av blåkoll i størrelser fra “tørrbakeminiatyr” til “godjordstor”. De aller fleste overser den når den er avblomstret, selv om den da kanskje er […]

Salvia scutellarioides

Altitude 3083 metres.

Salvia scutellarioides

Altitude 3083 metres.

Cayambe Coca plant 17 (Stachys sp)

Altitude 3720 metres Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Cayambe Coca plant 17 (Stachys sp)

Altitude 3720 metres Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂