Archive for 'Xyridaceae'

Xyris sp

Common on Roraima. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂

Orectanthe sceptrum

A most peculiar flower that both look and feel like plastic! In any case, flowering and producing fruit in particular is the very last of the plant, as it dies producing it – just like pinapple.

Orectanthe sceptrum

One of the most common plant species on Roraima. It reminds of pinapple, and like pinapple it dies after blooming and setting fruit. I wonder how it’s able to survive submerged like this. All three plants seem to have no problem being in the middle of a pool of water many months per year. Just […]

Xyris sp

Common and widespread along the path to Roraima. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂