Sunday, January 31, 2010

Take a walk

next time you take a walk stop and look at some of the wondrous small plants and flowers we have this flower is a weed that grows on the banks of the ditches that carry water to the fields for inundation its 1/4" in diameter this blog has many plants including these tiny species

Nothing as pretty as a new acacia leaf

a bee in the loofa flower

Bloom of the another variety Kopak tree

Saturday, January 30, 2010


This poinsettia was over 3 meters tall

Jasmin in full blossom

This garden in the desert village of New Gurna also had a range of fruit trees.
lemon,guava, fig,Mango banana trees do not grow in this part of the desert.

A young eucalyptus tree

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Kapok (Ceiba pentandra)

My first sighting of this dove in the Kapok tree

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The tree in seed they look like Cucumbers.

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With thanks from SAPhotographs (Joan) said... It is a Knob Thorn or Kapok Tree Tony. A very spectacular and beautiful tree. It eventually gets the big seed pods which burst open and the seed are very easily propagated.

I did a post on them a long time ago.

Kapok Tree ceiba pentandra

Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) is a tropical tree of the order Malvales and the family Malvaceae (previously separated in the family Bombacaceae), native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, northern South America, and (as the variety C. pentandra var. guineensis) to tropical west Africa. The word is also used for the fibre obtained from its seed pods. The tree is also known as the Java cotton, Java kapok, or ceiba. It is a sacred symbol in Maya mythology.

The seed pod

The seed pod dispersing the seeds Mid January 2010
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

red roses

Mango tree in blossom

Morning glory
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Doum palm tree

Irish weeds

Looks similar to the lupin plant do not know why they grow this on the edge of the crop field
maybe to attract the bugs that will eat the crop. I know they do this for carrot crops.
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African Marigolds

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tree rats

Tree rats thats what I will call them they eat the seeds in the pods of this tree

one of the smallest flowers I have seen this had to be taken in macro/.

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