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Friday Fellow: Operculate Acrochaete

by Piter Kehoma Boll

Last week I introduced a red alga, the Irish moss. Today I’m bringing another alga, this time a green one, but this is not an ordinary green alga, but a parasite of the Irish moss! 367 more words

Friday Fellow

Pinwheel Flower, Tabernaemontana divaricata

Flower of the Day #56 – The brightness of the white pinwheel.

Pinwheel Flower, Tabernaemontana divaricata (Apocynaceae) – Chiang Mai


When Plants Kill (the article that gave birth to this novel)

This article appeared in the Spring 1997 issue of Terra Incognita magazine. It was inspired by my own houseplants, which had attacked each other in my living room. 1,435 more words

Writing The Book

Banana plant, Musa acuminata

Flower of the Day #55  – Banana plant as ornamental blocks the sidewalk.

Banana Plant, Musa acuminata (Musaceae) – Chiang Mai.


The change is getting old: Botany Rd

If the pub purchases of the Hemmes empire are anything to go by, the stretch of land that lies roughly in-between Redfern and Mascot will continue to change significantly over the next twenty or so years. 1,623 more words


Calibanus hookeri 

Another great species from the arid collection is Calibanus hookeri. This species is native to arid areas in Mexico. It has a large caudex with grass like foliage. 50 more words


Deserving Fame: the Trembling Aspen

People who grow plum trees in their backyards or farms realize that these plants not only reproduce sexually by means of their fragrant flowers, but they can also establish a… 669 more words

Ecological Chem