Archive for 'Melastomataceae'

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park plant 14

I observed new (to me at least) and different species of plants wherever I looked, and even though I left the the plateau the very same trail walked up, I saw new and interesting plants all the time! With the enormous diversity of flora in this park, one would need years to see and photograph […]

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park plant 14

I observed new (to me at least) and different species of plants wherever I looked, and even though I left the the plateau the very same trail walked up, I saw new and interesting plants all the time! With the enormous diversity of flora in this park, one would need years to see and photograph […]

San Isidro plant 05 (Tibouchina sp)

Altitude 2112 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 1 December, 2011 17:03 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

San Isidro plant 05 (Tibouchina sp)

The first Melastomataceae I’ve seen so far with 7-petalled flowers – they mostly seem to have 4 or 5 petals. Altitude 2112 metres. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 1 December, 2011 17:01 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1250 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Tibouchina lepidota

Some were tree-like in size – more than 3 metres tall and with enormous amount of flowers. These trees were hyptnotizingly beautiful to me and birds & insects alike. Altitude 2105 metres. Aperture: ƒ/8 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 1 December, 2011 15:04 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/320 s

San Isidro plant 01 (Monochaetum)

Altitude 2112 metres. Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 1 December, 2011 14:37 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

San Isidro plant 01 (Monochaetum)

One of many species in the Melastomataceae family in Ecuador, and around San Isidro. Altitude 2112 metres. Aperture: ƒ/13 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 1 December, 2011 14:35 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 640 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Brachyotum jamesonii

Endemic to Ecuador and this altitude called Páramo. I saw several individuals on my trip here. Altitude 3720 metres Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 29 November, 2011 11:00 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Brachyotum ledifolium

The leaves are covered with rather stiff hairs. Altitude 3450 metres. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 29 November, 2011 09:11 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/200 s

Brachyotum ledifolium

I found none with open flowers, but the promise is beautiful nonetheless. Altitude 3450 metres. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 29 November, 2011 09:11 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/200 s

Comolia ovalifolia

Comolia ovalifolia

The boat journey to Angel Falls was interrupted only once by a long section of rapids where we had to disembark and walk for about 20 minutes on the open savanna. This flowering shrub was located along this path. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1000

Rhynchanthera grandiflora

Rhynchanthera grandiflora

The boat journey to Angel Falls was interrupted only once by a long section of rapids where we had to disembark and walk for about 20 minutes on the open savanna. This flowering shrub was located along this path. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1000

Marcetia taxifolia

Grows alongside the path to Roraima tepui and looks like it belongs to the heather family. Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 ISO: 1000

Melastomataceae

Grows alongside the path to Roraima. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 25 November, 2010 12:51 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1000 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Melastomataceae

I found this growing in a small brook close by Kamoiran lodge. Please help me classify it – leave a comment 🙂 Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 23 November, 2010 07:16 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/200 s