Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gallery: caryota rumphiana, takipan.

This specimen photo is by Ivanhoe Arcilla, taken with a Canon 1200D in Virac Catanduanes. Identification provided by Benigno Resurreccion.

View more photos in Ivanhoe's album

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gallery: Citharexylum spinosum , fiddlewood tree, spiny fiddlewood.

This plant belongs to the order Lamiales and family Vrbenaceae. It produces nice looking flowers and can form dense thickets for borders. This specimen photo was taken by Lola Let with an Iphone5S in Jordan, Guimaras.

But beware! This plant can be very invasive, crowding out native Philippine species. The worst characteristic of this plant is that it has aggressive roots which may destroy utility pipes.

For further information, see Wikipedia and ISSG.org.