Monthly Archives: October 2013

Guachipilín

Diphysa robinioides, known as “Guachipilín” in Guatemala, is another of my favorite trees. It is a slow-growing species with deeply furrowed bark, pinnate leaves, and bright yellow flowers. It belongs to the bean family, Fabaceae, and is native to the

Guachipilín

Diphysa robinioides, known as “Guachipilín” in Guatemala, is another of my favorite trees. It is a slow-growing species with deeply furrowed bark, pinnate leaves, and bright yellow flowers. It belongs to the bean family, Fabaceae, and is native to the

Sobralia macrantha

Sobralia is a genus of over a hundred orchids native to the American tropics and subtropics. Most Sobralia specimens grow as terrestrials, but they occasionally germinate between tree branches, on humus deposits. Like most terrestrial orchids, Sobralias lack pseudobulbs. The

Sobralia macrantha

Sobralia is a genus of over a hundred orchids native to the American tropics and subtropics. Most Sobralia specimens grow as terrestrials, but they occasionally germinate between tree branches, on humus deposits. Like most terrestrial orchids, Sobralias lack pseudobulbs. The