Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gallery: Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum , Igyo

A tall specimen with straight trunk at U.P. Diliman,Garden of Native Trees, taken with Smartmobile S2 phone camera, posted on December 18, 2014 to Facebook.

Here are some photos of Igyo taken by Ella Bernalis Jacildo in Pulupandan, last September 1, 2014.

Earlier photos by Mario Delmendo were taken last August 25, 2014 at Bacnotan, La union.

Igyo is also featured in Washington Sycip Garden of Native Trees, Diliman, Quezon City.

Common names for Igyo include buntog, malabaga, bakugan and taliktan, ivory mahogany, ananangtang, bakugan, basiloag, bolong-tambag, bongliu, bundugon, buntogan, ikuo, Kugiug, makasisi, malaaduas, malabaga, tadyang-kalabaw, ivory mahogany.

Igyo is a medicinal tree. Here is a reference for its reputed cancer cure: Philstar: Mahogany extract may hold cancer cure

Friday, May 29, 2015

First mushrooms to sprout up

After some heavy rains last week, we were overjoyed to see these mushrooms sprouting up. But it was the only clump we saw. Hope to see more in the days ahead. Photographed at U.P. Clarkfield, Pampanga.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gallery: plumbago flowers

This brilliant blue specimen photo comes from the lens of Estela Aximar Julayco Nikon Coolpix S2700 camera,taken at Talisay, Negros Occidental.

Plumbagos come in whites (P. Zeylanica), blues (P. auriculata)), and also in the rarer reds.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Gallery: Lagerstroemia speciosa, Banaba or Queen's flower.

They are flowering along roads and lots. This photo was shot in Bacnotan, La Union by Mario Molave Maravilla Delmendo using a Sony WSC800 camera.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Gallery: Rambutan

here is a recent photo posted by Evelyn Bautista of a rambutan tree, in an early fruiting stage. Soon the fruits will turn red.Specimen was shot in Negros Occidental.

Here is a photograph, taken by JPatrick Britanico, of a rambutan tree taken at much earlier flowering stage, up North in Cavite.

A nonflowering rambbutan photo, contributed by Lulou Caballero, specimen growing in Panay Island.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Gallery: Securinega flexuosa, anislag

A certified endemic plant to the Philippines, this specimen shot of an anislag was taken by Benigno Resurrecion with a Nikon L830 at UPLB. It is unfortunately listed as VULNERABLE.

Flueggia flexuosa is a synonym for Securinega flexuosa.

Gallery: Melia azedarach, paraiso, china berry,

This specimen of a paraiso was shot by Mario Molave Delmendo, in Bacnotan, La Union using a W800 camera.

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Gallery: Aesculus X Carnea Briotii

This photo was snapped by Vivian B. Vivian, in Germany using a Fujifilm J100 camera.

Gallery: Syzygium cumini, lomboy, duhat, java plum

It is flowering season for one of our favorite fruit trees in our child days. This specimen was shot by Mario Molave, using a Sony W800, at Bacnotan, La Union. It turned our tounges blue back and stained our teeth and unfortunately clothing.

Gallery: Philodendron melanochrysum, spade leaf philodendron

Here is Benigno Resurreccion's photo of a philodendron melanochrysum or spade leaf philodendron take with a Nikon L830 at Los Banos Laguna.

Gallery: Philodendron lacerum, Pakpak paniki, Toothed philodendron

This photograph was taken by Benigno S. Resurreccion, with a Nikon L-830, in U.P. Los Banos.

Gallery: Philodenron squamiferum, hairy philodendron

This indexed photo by Joy Valencia Villafuerte-Hafalla was taken in Naguillan,La Union with a Samsung WB250F camera.

Gallery: Livistona rotundifolia , anahaw

This photo was contributed by Ella Bernales Jacildo. Taken with a Samsung ST66 in Pulupandan.

Gallery: Eucalyptus cinerea, silver dollar eucalyptus

This photo of a Eucalyputs cinerea or silver dollar eucalyptus was taken by Deedee Garrido-Granada.Location and camera data to be supplied later. ID supplied by Ella A. Ancheta.

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Gallery: Crassula 'Buddha's Temple'

This photo of an unusual succulent plant was posted by Vivian B. Vivian, and was taken in Germany with a Fujifilm J100. ID was supplied by Benigno S. Resurreccion.

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Gallery: Smphorema luzonica , pamulaklakin

This specimen was shot in Rodriguez, Rizal with a Nikon Coolpix L830 by Benigno Resurreccion. ID supplied by George C. Yao in Co's Digital Flora.

Gallery:Epiphyllum sp or Epicactus sp.

This beautiful flower was photographed by Ella A. Ancheta, with a Nikon Coolpix S9700 in California, USA.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mystery plant, who will be the first to identify this broad leafed palm?

I am stumped on this garden palm photographed by Ms. Deedee Garrido-Granada. My initial ID was that it is a dwarf caryota mitis, since the leaves has the fish-tail shape. However, looking for matching photos in the net proved futile.

Someone guessed that it might be a rhapis exelsa var Taiheiden, but I do not get a good match still. So I am leaving to our readers, the name of this garden palm.