Tag Archives: Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

Passiflora mansoi UV

Perhaps equally beautiful in UV as in visible light?

Caryocar brasiliense

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! This is one of the tallest of the trees here, and during my visit they were all in fruit. Popular names: Pequi or souari nut

Caryocar brasiliense

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! Popular names: Pequi or souari nut

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 30

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 […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 30

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 […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 29

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 […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 29

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 […]

Aldama vernonioides

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 🙂

Aldama vernonioides

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 […]

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 […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 27 UV

Surprisingly this flower is very uniform in reflection in UV compared to the nuances in visible light.

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 27

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 27

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 […]

Adenocalymma peregrinum

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!

Adenocalymma peregrinum UV

How dramatically different it looks in UV! In visible light (for us humans) it looks all yellow!

Adenocalymma peregrinum

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 UV

Darker in UV compared to visible light.

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.

Wolf Apple (Solanum lycocarpum)

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. The The fruit of this […]

Wolf Apple (Solanum lycocarpum) UV

Darker in UV compared to visible light.

Wolf Apple (Solanum lycocarpum)

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. The The fruit of this […]

Jacaranda rufa

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!

Jacaranda rufa

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’ve also encountered this species […]

Passiflora mansoi

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! Many of the fruits are edible and even very sweet, including Passifloras.

Passiflora mansoi

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.

Passiflora mansoi

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!

Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

This my second day here and thus another panorama (large image – click to see) of the incredible formations named Cidade de pedra in Portuguese, and this is one of the most spectacular natural wonders I’ve seen and should be a UNESCO World Heritage site! Getting here is very difficult as the park authorities only […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

This is a tiny fraction of the plateau which is the water source for Pantanal in Brazil – the largest wetland in the world. A major reason this has managed to stand against the forces of agricultural interests is the incredible rock formations and sheer cliffs, of which only a tiny portion is seen in […]

Heteropterys coriacea

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!

Heteropterys coriacea

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.

Minaria acerosa

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.

Trimezia juncifolia

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. This was the only specimen […]

Vochysia rufa

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!

Palicourea rigida

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! Like so many plant species here, this bark is also soft.

Vochysia rufa

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!

Palicourea rigida

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. This is possibly Palicourea rigida, […]

Eugenia punicifolia

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 bark looks like that of pine, but is soft to the touch. Natures way here makes a garden like no other with small trees with unique features in […]

Eugenia punicifolia

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.

Kielmeyera coriacea

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!

Kielmeyera coriacea

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!

Cissus erosa

The inflorescence looks very similar to the Stingray Vine (Cissus spinosa), but the long and slender leaves of this one is very dissimilar to spinosa.

Cissus erosa

The inflorescence looks very similar to the Stingray Vine (Cissus spinosa), but the long and slender leaves of this one is very dissimilar to spinosa.

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 […]

Chapada dos Guimaraes plant 16 (Passiflora 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 🙂

Dalechampia occidentalis

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!

Dalechampia occidentalis

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!

Dalechampia occidentalis

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.

Ouratea spectabilis

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!

Ouratea spectabilis

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. A very strange strange shape […]

Amphilophium elongatum

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!

Amphilophium elongatum

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. The fragrance was very sweet!

Qualea multiflora

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!

Qualea multiflora

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. At first glance one might […]

Combretum 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 🙂

Combretum 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 […]

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!