Archive for 'Ericaceae'

Rhododendron kesangiae var album

This beautiful and relatively large leaved species was my first and only encounter and the only one still with newly opened flowers. The other plants here were already starting to fade and had lost most of the pink hues and become mostly white. This might also be a natural variance of this species, as well […]

Rhododendron falconeri

This is perhaps the most impressive of all the rhododendron species I encountered during my travel in Bhutan. Not because it was such a huge specimen, it was in fact a young bush which made these flowers accessible to me, as mature plants have their inflorescences too high to reach. Not because it had such […]

Rhododendron arboreum

You can get a lot of information on the local weather patterns and precipitation by simply looking at the type of vegetation, and in some places you will know that the clouds are hugging the landscape for long periods of time as these long “beards” only grow to these lengths where the moisture is frequent […]

Agarista hispidula

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Agarista hispidula

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Gaylussacia sp

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Gaylussacia sp

The very last couple of kilometres of road to the plateau of Itatiaia National Park is blocked by the park entrance, and even though you can drive to the camping site by the small dam, it’s not worth it! You’ll miss all the magnificent flora and fauna along the dirt road. In the rainy season […]

Macleania cf. rupestris

Altitude 3083 metres. Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1600

Macleania cf. rupestris

Altitude 3083 metres. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1600

Pernettya prostrata

Altitude 3450 metres. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1000

Pernettya prostrata

One of very few purple fruits. Altitude 3450 metres. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1000

Ericaceae

One of many species of shrub on Roraima. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 27 November, 2010 15:08 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/200 s

Roraima heather (Ledothamnus guyanensis)

An endemic plant. I only found a couple with one flower each on my 2 day stay on Roraima. The flower is huge compared to the European heather, which instead has a large number of small flowers. This specimen was able to cling to life in a crack in the sandstone and seemed to have […]

Ericaceae

Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 27 November, 2010 11:06 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/160 s

Roraima heather (Ledothamnus sessiliflorus)

This was the only one I found of the sessiflorus. It’s endemic. It grew underneath an outcrop, and in contrast to the guyanensis it was a big and dense specimen competing with other plants. This one very much resembles the guyanensis, but the flower differs with a lighter/paler red ring around the base of the […]

Gautheria setulosa

Yet another hardy plant that finds enough nutrients in a sandstone crack to produce flowers. Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1000