On flowers, cameras, travels, friends and other marvels of nature

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dianella caerulea

Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo, August 5, 2006

Carlina corymbosa

Murxia, Gallicia, Spain, August 9, 2009

Forrestia mollissima

Kinabalu Mt., Borneo, August 5, 2006

The phenomenon of a plant having its flowers budding directly from the trunk is called cauliflory and it is quite common in the flora of Central America and southeastern Asia.

Kniphofia thomsonii

Kilimanjaro Mt., Tanzania, Mars 1, 2009

Most Kniphofiae are native to Africa, Madagascar and Yemen, but they are widespread also around the Pacific Ocean. The pictures show ripe (red) and fresh (yellow) individuals. They were taken in the grassland between Madara and Horombo huts, on Kilimanjaro Mt., at an altitude of approx. 3100 m. On the second picture the silhouette of the Mauenzi pick appears in the background. My friend Andreas was always kindly waiting for me to finish my photo-shooting (or was he too tired to catch-up the agile local mountain guides?) J

Knautia integrifolia

Antikyra, Corinthian gulf, Mars 13, 2010

Ixora coccinea

Sepilok, Borneo, August 4, 2006

Ixora casei

Maliau bassin, Borneo, August 10, 2006

Isatis tinctoria

Halka Bunar, central Bulgaria, June 22, 2009

Ipomoea pes caprae

Chumphon, Thailand, August 16, 2010

While waiting for the bus at Chumphon with my friend Yiannis V., I walked on the beach and found an immense area of sand covered with Ipomoea plants in flower. They were at 8 m. from the sea on high tide.

Ipomoea indica

Antikyra, Corinthian gulf, June 7, 2009

Inula verbascifolia

Areopagus, Athens, April 26, 2009

Hirschfeldia incana

Acropolis North slope, Athens, April 26, 2009

Helichrysum moeserianum

Halka Bunar, central Bulgaria, June 27, 2011

Heliconia rostrata

Kinabalu Mt., Borneo, August 4, 2006

Hebenstratia kilimanjari

Kilimanjaro Mt., Tanzania, Mars 1, 2009

[Any help to identify the familly to which this plant belongs will be wellcome]

Gilia tricolor ssp. diffusa

Paradise creek, Sierra Nevada CA, USA, April 7, 2010

Geranium robertianum

Aegosthena, Corinthian gulf, Mars 26, 2006

Geranium molle

Corfu, Mars 13, 2012

Antikyra, February 13, 2011


Left: Acropolis North slope, Athens, April 22, 2009
Right: Corfu, Mars 13, 2012