Archive for 'Fabaceae'

Skogkløver | Zigzag Clover (Trifolium medium)

Zigzag Clover (Trifolium medium) Oslo, Norway At first you might think you’ve encountered a red clover (Trifolium pretense). It is after all red, and it is a clover. But take a look at those elongated leaves, and the hue and color of the flowers. They are richer and more vibrant than that of the red […]

Socotra plant 22

I found this species on the scorching hot plain at sea level in the north by the road to Dixam, as well as higher up on around 800 meters elevation. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Socotra plant 22

I found this species on the scorching hot plain at sea level in the north by the road to Dixam, as well as higher up on around 800 meters elevation. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Socotra plant 21

Yet another species in the fabaceae family and quite common too. This is from the Archer sea-side in the north-east. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/9 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

Socotra plant 21

Yet another species in the fabaceae family and quite common too. This is from the Archer sea-side in the north-east. Please help me identify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Lotus ononopsis

This plant is one of many interesting species I found in a very small area in a valley at 320 meters altitude. A river runs through on the valley floor, supporting lots of more water demanding species, but just a few meters up the mountain slopes a rocky a harsher environment with lots of plant […]

Lotus ononopsis

This plant is one of many interesting species I found in a very small area in a valley at 320 meters altitude. A river runs through on the valley floor, supporting lots of more water demanding species, but just a few meters up the mountain slopes a rocky a harsher environment with lots of plant […]

Lotus ononopsis UV

This one was a surprise in UV all dark as it is, except for two tiny openings in the center. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/100 s

Indigofera nephrocarpa UV

No surprising patterns in UV for this one! Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/100 s

Indigofera nephrocarpa

A comma-shaped and hairy seed pod. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 320 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Indigofera nephrocarpa

A beautiful specimen of the species found during my climb up the cliffs on the way to Shuab beach. It was still healthy with no signs of water shortage, but that I think was only days away, so it had little time left to produce mature seeds. The heat of the sun is shorter on […]

Indigofera nephrocarpa

A beautiful specimen of the species found during my climb up the cliffs on the way to Shuab beach which was forming a dense mat. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Senna holosericea

Quite common on lower levels, and here around the Detwah lagoon I found it widespread around the campground. Goats leave these, and most of the pea family alone, so I found them in bloom and with fruit, despite lots of goats in this nature reserve. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 640 […]

Senna holosericea

Quite common on lower levels, and here around the Detwah lagoon I found it widespread around the campground. Goats leave these, and most of the pea family alone, so I found them in bloom and with fruit, despite lots of goats in this nature reserve. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1000 […]

Senna holosericea UV

This flower is more interesting in UV, as the veins and the center has a darker more pronounced color compared to the more or less all-yellow in visible light. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/100 s

Senna holosericea

Quite common on lower levels, and here around the Detwah lagoon I found it widespread around the campground. Goats leave these, and most of the pea family alone, so I found them in bloom and with fruit, despite lots of goats in this nature reserve. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1000 […]

Dioclea grandiflora

The oxbow lake just a few meters from the buildings of the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC) is an excellent way to get close to flowers on trees and vines that otherwise are out of reach – many meters up towards the canopy. It looks like Dioclea grandiflora, but I’m not certain, so please […]

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 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2500 Shutter speed: 1/1000 s

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? Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/60 s

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 […]

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. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

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. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

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! Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/640 s

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! The number of plant species is enormous, and I am really saddened by the fact that perhaps 90% of the cerrado has been destroyed. Aperture: ƒ/11 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Chamaecrista hispidula

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! Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Chamaecrista hispidula

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. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D4 […]

Pantanal Plant 50

Wherever you go in Pantanal you’ll see wonderful species of plants, and thus I stop to photograph even as was on my way out of Pantanal. This is one I’ve not encountered before so naturally I needed to look at it and take some shots. Please help me identify it – leave a comment! Aperture: […]

Pantanal plant 48

I encountered many species in the Fabaceae family in Pantanal, perhaps more than any other place I’ve visited, and the land around SouthWild Pantanal was rich with flowering plants. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Pantanal plant 48 UV

Perhaps even more beautiful in UV? There is no mistake in the plant’s advertising to the pollinating insects – the tidbits are at the centre of the bright petals! Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D7100 Focal length: 105mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/100 s

Pantanal plant 48

I encountered many species in the Fabaceae family in Pantanal, perhaps more than any other place I’ve visited, and the land around SouthWild Pantanal was rich with flowering plants. Some have to me very unusual geometry, and my thoughts go to how the design ended up like this? Please help me identify it – leave […]

Pantanal plant 48

I encountered many species in the Fabaceae family in Pantanal, perhaps more than any other place I’ve visited, and the land around SouthWild Pantanal was rich with flowering plants. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Camptosema paraguariense

A very slender plant. Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/125 s

Camptosema paraguariense

One of many species in the fabaceae family growing around SouthWild Pantanal. This one I found by the trail along the river, in open landscape with plenty of sun. In the wet season it will be submerged. It’s a slender vine-like plant. Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/500 […]

Bauhinia glabra

A very unique growth, which is sufficient to identify the species. Unfortunately I found none with foliage – it also has a very distinct shape, hoof-like leaves. Aperture: ƒ/6 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 2000 Shutter speed: 1/160 s

Macroptilium lathyroides UV

In visible light this is a very dark flower, but in UV lots of light is reflected, and seen here as yellowish and without any darker areas around the center of the flower which is where the insects should be directed if the plant is to be pollinated. With this very unusual design I wonder […]

Macroptilium lathyroides

A very peculiar layout of the flower! First time I see this species. One of many growing right outside the houses of SouthWild Pantanal. Aperture: ƒ/22 Camera: NIKON D4 Focal length: 210mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Gjerdevikke (Vicia sepium)

Gjerdevikken er en viktig næringskilde for maur som får sukkervann fra kjertler og for humler og andre insekter. Den vokser villig på en skrinn skråning i hagen, der jeg lar markjorbær og smørbukken få fri utfoldelse og litt ekstra vann når det er lange tørkeperioder om sommeren. I området ellers er den vanlig. Aperture: ƒ/29 […]

Lupinus gilbertianus

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 […]

Lupinus gilbertianus

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 […]

Mimosa sp

My last day at Pousada Xaraés, and finally some rain! Not torrential, but at least sufficient to get the ground wet and muddy in some places. As I’m soon to leave, I stay close to the buildings and find lots of plant species new to me. This one looks like mimosa. Please help me identify […]

Mimosa sp

My last day at Pousada Xaraés, and finally some rain! Not torrential, but at least sufficient to get the ground wet and muddy in some places. As I’m soon to leave, I stay close to the buildings and find lots of plant species new to me. This one looks like mimosa. The buds look like […]

Pantanal plant 27

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. I was unable to find a plant with fresh flowers. apparently this species was at the very end of its flowering season. I found it on the very fringes of […]

Pantanal plant 27

The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach. I was unable to find a plant with fresh flowers. Apparently this species was at the very end of its flowering season. I found it on the very fringes of […]

Indigofera hirsuta

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 […]

Indigofera hirsuta

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 […]

Indigofera hirsuta

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 […]

Indigofera sabulicola

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 […]

Indigofera sabulicola

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 […]

Indigofera sabulicola

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 […]

Centrosema brasilianum

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 […]

Centrosema brasilianum

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 […]

Centrosema brasilianum

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 […]

Blålusern (Medicago sativa)

En stor og kraftig gruppe vokser på nedsiden av fortet og var den eneste jeg fant på Hovedøya.

Bukkebeinurt (Ononis arvensis)

Blad og stengel har masse kjertelhår som avgir en litt stram lukt.

Bukkebeinurt (Ononis arvensis)

En vakker og storblomstret erteplante som jeg ser for første gang her på Hovedøya. Planten er full av kjertelhår som utsondrer en spesiell lukt. På min vandring rundt øya kom jeg over to tette og livskraftige bestander, som forhåpentligvis også sprer seg til nye lokasjoner. Jeg har også funnet bukkebeinurt på Jeløya i Moss.

Bakkekløver (Trifolium montanum)

Jeg skulle ikke gå mange metrene fra fergen før jeg så min første bakkekløver! Akkurat her vokste det kun noen få eksemplarer, men for meg var det spennende nok, da denne vokser svært få steder i Norge. En bakkekløvereng – wow!

Bakkekløver (Trifolium montanum)

Form og størrelse på bladene til bakkekløveren er ulik de andre kløverne, med kanskje unntak av Skogkløver (Trifolium medium) som også har store og avlange blader. Men bakkekløveren har store og tydelige tagger på bladene.

Adesmia sp

Grows on the slopes of the Cerro Tunupa. Full of sticky resin. Altitude: 3989 metres.

Adesmia sp

Grows on the slopes of the Cerro Tunupa. Altitude: 3989 metres.

Adesmia sp

Grows on the slopes of the Cerro Tunupa. Please help with a positive ID – leave a comment 🙂 Altitude: 3989 metres.

Lakrismjelt (Astragalus glycyphyllos)

Med de mange oppreise og bøyde belgene er fruktsamlingen til lakrismjelten ikke til å ta feil av. Disse vokser ved veikrysset til Sem ved Ingierstrandveien.

Lakrismjelt (Astragalus glycyphyllos)

Bladene til lakrismjelten er store og brede og ser riktig å saftig og velsmakende ut når de er under utvikling. Jeg har smakt, men kan ikke helt si at jeg kjenner noen tydelig lakrissmak, men det kommer kanskje an på den som smaker.

Gjerdevikke (Vicia sepium)

Fruktemnet, eller belgen til gjerdevikken er ganske flat og antallet frø er klart synlig før den modnes. Belgen blir blir til slutt beksvart, og deretter vil den tørke inn. Dette skaper en spenning som til slutt åpner belgen slik at frøene slipper ut.

Gjerdevikke (Vicia sepium)

Bladene til gjerdevikken ligner mange av de andre vikkene, men de brede og litt eggformete bladene peker forover mot slyngtrådene i enden. Bladene er også ganske flate i enden som avsluttes med en spiss

Firfrøvikke (Vicia tetrasperma)

Ingen tvil om hvilken vikke dette er – 4 buler på belgen skulle gjøre identifikasjonen enkel her. Mange vikker får beksvarte belger, men her er den modne belgen melkesjokoladebrun.

Rundskolm (Anthyllis vulneraria)

Begrene ser nesten ut som de er laget fiber eller strie. En særdeles nedbørrik sommer gjør sitt til at spiring ikke er noe problem. Her er den alt i gang med to frø – lenge før de har nådd sitt mål på bakken!

Rundskolm (Anthyllis vulneraria)

Det er store mengder rundskolm langs grusveien som går ned fra Trollåsveien, og den er en av mange gulblomstrede planter her. Har man skrinn og stenete jord i hagen passer denne utmerket som tillskud av gult. Hvorfor kjøpe planter på hagesenter når man kan så vakre planter fra den lokale flora?

Rundskolm (Anthyllis vulneraria)

Bladform og farge gjør at planten er dekorativ også før og etter blomstring, så det er bare å sette den i hagens skrinne gruspartier!

Fuglevikke (Vicia cracca)

Ved gode vekstforhold kan fuglevikken bli stor og frodig, og som denne ved stien mellom Sandbukta og Ingierstrand bad, få 10 par blader per bladskaft. Her var det fremdeles fuktighet etter en av de utallige bygene hittil i sommer, og de ligger stødig blandt behåringen om det ikke blåser for mye.

Fuglevikke (Vicia cracca)

Selv lenge før blomstring er blomsterstanden vakker og dekorativ – spennende å følge med på utviklingen av form og farge til den første blomsten åpner seg.

Skogkløver (Trifolium medium)

Som med blomstene synes jeg også bladene til skogkløveren er de flotteste av alle kløvere. Både i fasong og farge. Grønnfargen er saftig og vital som man ellers bare ser om våren. Hvert utvoksende blad er like lysegrønt om det kommer frem om våren eller det er det siste for sesongen. Kanten av bladene er […]

Skogkløver (Trifolium medium)

Av alle kløverarter har jeg alltid synes skogkløveren har vært den fineste. Blomsterstanden har en nydelig form og farge helt fra de første hvite blomsterknoppene viser seg til de første sterkt fargete blomstene har åpnet seg. Rødkløveren har ikke helt den samme intensiteten og renheten, synes nå jeg. Disse vokser i kanten av plenen i […]

Fuglevikke (Vicia cracca)

Fuglevikken er kanskje den vakreste av alle vikkene, med en blomsterstand full av blomster og med en nydelig variasjon av farger fra knopp til vissen blomst. Vokser villig overalt i området – fra hager, langs vei og skrinne plasser. Så lenge det er godt med sol rives fuglevikken. Man kan få frem nydelige samlinger med […]

Firfrøvikke (Vicia tetrasperma)

I motsetning til tofrøvikkens flate bladspisser, har firfrøvikken blader som smalner til en spiss.

Firfrøvikke (Vicia tetrasperma)

Blomstene til firfrøvikken ligner på små utgaver av skogvikken – begge stripet blålilla. Disse vokser i en stor bestand langs Ingierstrandveien ned mot Ingierstrand bad (ved den asfalterte “stien”).

Tofrøvikke (Vicia hirsuta)

Uten blomster og frø er det litt vanskeligere å skille mellom tofrøvikke og firfrøvikke, men bladspissen til tofrøvikken er umiskjennelig flat, og med en liten spiss på midten – en forlengelse av bladnerven. Tofrøvikken har som oftest flest bladpar også – opptil 10 par. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 800

Tofrøvikke (Vicia hirsuta)

Jeg la for første gang merke til denne arten i fjor, rett etter svingen ned fra Ingierstrandveien ned til Sandbukta. Desverre ble den klippet ned før jeg rakk å ta bilder, men endel frø hadde modnet og jeg satte de langs med gjerdet til naboen i nummer 7. Det er tørrbakke/skrinn jord, som der frøene […]

Yanacocha plant 09 (Tephrosia sp?)

Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Altitude 3400 metres. Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 11 December, 2011 12:55 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Yanacocha plant 09 (Tephrosia sp?)

I only found this clutch of this species alongside the dirt road on my way back to Quito from Yanacocha. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Altitude 3400 metres. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 11 December, 2011 12:52 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/200 s

Parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata)

Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:20 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/200 s

Parkinsonia (Parkinsonia aculeata)

Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:17 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Galápagos Acacia (Acacia rorudiana)

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 […]

Galapagos Acacia (Acacia rorudiana)

One of several subscpecies of Acacia on Galapagos. Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2011 16:10 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/200 s

Desmodium campyloclados

Altitude 2112 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 1 December, 2011 14:48 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Desmodium campyloclados

Altitude 2112 metres. Aperture: ƒ/10 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 640

Desmodium campyloclados

Altitude 2112 metres. Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 1 December, 2011 14:44 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Erythrina edulis

The Erythrina family has some of the most wonderful infloresences of any trees, and this one is no exception. I arrived at San Isidro as the twilight was approaching. I was checking out the grounds and was greeted by this one branch hanging down low enough for me to photograph it. Some species grow incredibly […]

Chamaecrista desvauxii

The boat journey to Angel Falls was interrupted only once by a long section of rapids. Here we had to disembark and walk for about 20 minutes on the open savanna. This flowering shrub was located along this path. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 2 December, 2010 10:16 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1000 Shutter […]

Gjerdevikke (Vicia sepium)

En plante i erteblomstfamilien. Vanlig her og veldig populær hos maur som henter nektar som planten utsondrer. Spesielt humler pollinerer denne. Aperture: ƒ/40 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1600