Archive for 'Arecaceae'

Sea Coconut (Lodoicea maldivica)

Sea Coconut (Lodoicea maldivica)

This is the male inflorescence of the endemic sea coconut, or coco de mer. It is endemic to Praslin and its neighbouring island Curieuse, which means it is an endangered species. The incredibly large and unusually shaped seed makes it and extraordinarily popular item to humans, making it harder for the species to successfully reproduce […]

Ryllik (Achillea millefolium) UV

Ryllik er en kjent og kjær plante som vokser overalt i området, og står i blomst til langt på høsten. Den kommer i rosa variant også, men det snodige er at i UV er den i samme farge som vist her enten den er hvit eller rosa for det menneskelige øyet.

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

The fruit of the Acuri palm (Attalea phalerata) is important food for a number of Pantanal bird and mammal species, and here one adult capybara of a family of several youngsters enjoys the ripe (yellow) fruits. It appears the husk is what they prefer, as none of the nuts were cracked open. The capybara should […]

Acuri palm (Attalea phalerata)

These nuts are irresistible to the cattle as well as the hyacinth macaws. The cattle like the husk surrounding the nut, and their digestive system is unable to process the hard shell and passes undamaged through it all and end up on the ground where the hyacinth macaws pick them up and crack them open […]