A very hairy plant – native to Ecuador and named naranjilla. Altitude 2111 metres.
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The fruit is edible and I have had many naranjilla smoothies in Ecuador – one of my favourites! Altitude 2111 metres.
Altitude 2111 metres.
Altitude 2070 metres.
Located in dense and dark jungle on the way down to the river Cosanga, with minimal light reaching the plant. Altitude 2070 metres.
Looks like a wild mango, but it’s far from it! Altitude 3083 metres.
An incredibly large flower which attracts insects in droves, especially small flies inhabit the flower for the duration of its flowering period. I saw most of them had a ring of flies sitting inside. It is a great combination of safety, food and insulation against the elements. Although this is a wild and native plant [...]