Monthly Archives: August 2012

Macroclinium bicolor

If you happen to see what looks like a tiny purple-and-white koosh ball hanging from a branch while walking beneath a cypress tree, well… You’ve just come across Macroclinium bicolor in all of its splendor. In Guatemala City, Macroclinium bicolor

Macroclinium bicolor

If you happen to see what looks like a tiny purple-and-white koosh ball hanging from a branch while walking beneath a cypress tree, well… You’ve just come across Macroclinium bicolor in all of its splendor. In Guatemala City, Macroclinium bicolor

Tigridia pavonia

When it comes to large showy flowers, most people think of Amaryllis or other commonly cultivated lilies. Few people are familiar with the native Tigridia, however, a spectacular Guatemalan member of the iris family, Iridaceae. Tigridia is a Latin American

Tigridia pavonia

When it comes to large showy flowers, most people think of Amaryllis or other commonly cultivated lilies. Few people are familiar with the native Tigridia, however, a spectacular Guatemalan member of the iris family, Iridaceae. Tigridia is a Latin American

Coffee ~ Café

Coffee, despite not being a native plant, is essentially Guatemalan. We’ve been producing coffee for almost two centuries, and we export more coffee than any other food product. Coffee trees flourish in our highlands, where we mostly cultivate shade-grown coffee.

Coffee ~ Café

Coffee, despite not being a native plant, is essentially Guatemalan. We’ve been producing coffee for almost two centuries, and we export more coffee than any other food product. Coffee trees flourish in our highlands, where we mostly cultivate shade-grown coffee.

Ceiba

Ceiba pentandra, the Silk Cotton tree, is especially dear to me for a number of reasons: it is a massive emergent tree (meaning it towers above the rest of the rainforest canopy) that can support thousands of epiphytes, it was

Ceiba

Ceiba pentandra, the Silk Cotton tree, is especially dear to me for a number of reasons: it is a massive emergent tree (meaning it towers above the rest of the rainforest canopy) that can support thousands of epiphytes, it was