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I wonder what insects are able to digest or damage this plant which has covered itself in dense hairs and sticky ones in strategic locations and during the vulnerable growth periods.
The sticky petals will make a very unpleasant trip for any insects wanting to eat or lay eggs on the ripening fruit.
Also known as Tropidurus spp.
What an incredible shape of the sepals! It seems like a stupendous form of art – but this one is alive and stays so well into the ripening of the fruit, which is kind of unusual. For once I didn’t touch the plant, so I don’t know what the sticky substance smells like or feels [...]
This looks almost like a different species, as the thorns are longer, and the new growth is red opposed to light green on the other photo. I don’t remember if I shot the same tree or not, but perhaps the red is due to direct exposure to the sun, while the other is in dappled [...]
One of several subscpecies of Acacia on Galapagos.