Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fig ~ Amate

Ficus is one of my favorite tree genera. It is a huge genus, made up of over 800 species. They are commonly called figs. They can be trees, bushes, or climbers. Many of them are epiphytes, at least for a

Fig ~ Amate

Ficus is one of my favorite tree genera. It is a huge genus, made up of over 800 species. They are commonly called figs. They can be trees, bushes, or climbers. Many of them are epiphytes, at least for a

Trichocentrum bicallosum

This is one of my favorite orchid species. Formerly called Oncidium bicallosum, it now belongs in the genus Trichocentrum. It is superficially very similar to Trichocentrum cavendishianum. The plants are impossible to distinguish when not in bloom, as they both

Trichocentrum bicallosum

This is one of my favorite orchid species. Formerly called Oncidium bicallosum, it now belongs in the genus Trichocentrum. It is superficially very similar to Trichocentrum cavendishianum. The plants are impossible to distinguish when not in bloom, as they both

Sandpaper Vine ~ Pétrea

Native to tropical America, the genus Petrea is made up of vines, shrubs and small trees. The species Petrea volubilis, known commonly as the Sandpaper Vine, is a beautiful vine that bears drooping clusters of lilac flowers. It is native

Sandpaper Vine ~ Pétrea

Native to tropical America, the genus Petrea is made up of vines, shrubs and small trees. The species Petrea volubilis, known commonly as the Sandpaper Vine, is a beautiful vine that bears drooping clusters of lilac flowers. It is native