Archive for 'Melastomataceae'

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park plant 14

I observed new (to me at least) and different species of plants wherever I looked, and even though I left the the plateau the very same trail walked up, I saw new and interesting plants all the time! With the enormous diversity of flora in this park, one would need years to see and photograph […]

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park plant 14

I observed new (to me at least) and different species of plants wherever I looked, and even though I left the the plateau the very same trail walked up, I saw new and interesting plants all the time! With the enormous diversity of flora in this park, one would need years to see and photograph […]

San Isidro plant 05 (Tibouchina sp)

Altitude 2112 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

San Isidro plant 05 (Tibouchina sp)

The first Melastomataceae I’ve seen so far with 7-petalled flowers – they mostly seem to have 4 or 5 petals. Altitude 2112 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Tibouchina lepidota

Some were tree-like in size – more than 3 metres tall and with enormous amount of flowers. These trees were hyptnotizingly beautiful to me and birds & insects alike. Altitude 2105 metres.

San Isidro plant 01 (Monochaetum)

Altitude 2112 metres.

San Isidro plant 01 (Monochaetum)

One of many species in the Melastomataceae family in Ecuador, and around San Isidro. Altitude 2112 metres.

Brachyotum jamesonii

Endemic to Ecuador and this altitude called Páramo. I saw several individuals on my trip here. Altitude 3720 metres

Brachyotum ledifolium

The leaves are covered with rather stiff hairs. Altitude 3450 metres.

Brachyotum ledifolium

I found none with open flowers, but the promise is beautiful nonetheless. Altitude 3450 metres.

Tibouchina sp

The boat journey to Angel Falls was interrupted only once by a long section of rapids where we had to disembark and walk for about 20 minutes on the open savanna. This flowering shrub was located along this path. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Tibouchina sp

The boat journey to Angel Falls was interrupted only once by a long section of rapids where we had to disembark and walk for about 20 minutes on the open savanna. This flowering shrub was located along this path. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Melastomataceae

Grows alongside the path to Roraima. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Melastomataceae

I found this growing in a small brook close by Kamoiran lodge. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂