Archive for 'Boraginaceae'

Skogforglemmegei (Myosotis sylvatica)

Når skogforglemmegeien blomstrer langs hagen til naboen, har våren endelig fått fart og forsommerens rikdom begynt å vise seg overalt. Våren har vært kjølig så langt i år, og dermed har alle blomster stått lenge – til glede for meg og pollineringsprosessen, da lengre blomstring betyr større mulighet for pollinering. Denne forglemmegeiengen er en av […]

Trichodesma microcalyx

The smaller plants on top of Socotra were still in good condition, and thus I found flowers in excellent condition compared to the drooping or even dried ones further down the slopes. Had I come a week or so later, even the plants up here would have been drooping, so I was very grateful! Even […]

Trichodesma microcalyx

The smaller plants on top of Socotra were still in good condition, and thus I found flowers in excellent condition compared to the drooping or even dried ones further down the slopes. Had I come a week or so later, even the plants up here would have been drooping, so I was very grateful! Even […]

Heliotropium nigricans

All specimens of this species were heavily grazed by goats, so I was very happy to find this plant which had one intact and healthy flower. Endemic. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/200 s

Heliotropium nigricans

All specimens of this species were heavily grazed by goats, so I was very happy to find this plant which had intact and healthy growth. Endemic. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/320 s

Heliotropium nigricans UV

White in visible light but quite dark in UV, and stands out in an otherwise dull/grey background in UV. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/100 s

Heliotropium socotranum UV

Flowers are very dark in UV. Endemic. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/100 s

Heliotropium socotranum

Resembles H. wagneri and shoabense, but the two have a very limited range, and I therefore assume this is a young specimen of socotranunum. Found on the beach of Detwah with many goats, so they might not reach mature sizes here. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Heliotropium socotranum

Resembles H. wagneri and shoabense, but the two have a very limited range, and I therefore assume this is a young specimen of socotranunum. Found on the beach of Detwah with many goats, so they might not reach mature sizes here. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Heliotropium dentatum

On the hills overlooking the Detwah lagoon on the west coast of Socotra I found many interesting flowers, and luckily some not destroyed by goats. In a few days this location would have been bone dry, and I found many signs of the coming dry season as many small plants were drooping from lack of […]

Heliotropium dentatum

On the hills overlooking the Detwah lagoon on the west coast of Socotra I found many interesting flowers, and luckily some not destroyed by goats. In a few days this location would have been bone dry, and I found many signs of the coming dry season as many small plants were drooping from lack of […]

Heliotropium indicum

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Heliotropium indicum

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Euploca pottii

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Euploca pottii

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. Just after a couple of hundred metres on the private road leading to Pousada Xaraés you’ll encounter the deep sand – only passable by large trucks and 4x4s. It was […]

Gray matplant (Tiquilia nesiotica)

The only plant species growing on these sandy volcanic slopes. When I asked for the name of this species I was very puzzled! I wondered how this plant could be used in the production of the alcoholic drink – but when you see the name in writing you quickly realize it’s nothing to do with […]

Galápagos plant 01 (Cordia sp)

Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/9 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 5 December, 2011 09:32 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/500 s

Galápagos plant 01 (Cordia sp)

Looks similar to Cordia verbenacea, but the latter has ruffled betals. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 5 December, 2011 09:32 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

White-haired Tournefortia (Tournefortia pubescence)

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White-haired Tournefortia (Tournefortia pubescence)

Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:44 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Heliotrope Tree (Tournefortia argentea)

Native to Anaa and grows widespread here. I found none in bloom the few hours I was on Anaa, but my host put the flowers to scent the bathroom, so they were still in bloom a few places. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/400 s