Kentucky coffeetree, Gymnocladus dioicus
Kłęk amerykański (przebywając za granicą, powoli przestaje dziwić dlaczego język polski jest taki trudny dla obcokrajowców)
Gatunek drzewa z Ameryki Północnej. Rozpowszechniony w Europie w ogrodach i chyba głównie w arboretach. Dojrzałe strąki trwają na drzewie aż do wiosny. Nasiona były i są czasem używane jako surogat kawy. Oczywiście musiałem spróbować tego jakże apetycznie wyglądającego miąższu. Konsystencja podobna do dyni, bardzo słodkie. Na surowo niejadalne, gdyż posiadają cysteinę! Ale spróbowałem tylko ciut ciut. Mimo słodkiego smaku czuć, że coś jest z tym nie tak. Natywni Amerykanie jedli je, ale po uprażeniu. No. Nie jeść w każdym razie ;) rosnie w arboretum w Kórniku, a nie jestem pewien czy w arboretum UP w Poznaniu też nie ma. Ktoś widział może? Zdjęcia z osobnika Belgradzkiego
Kentucky coffeetree is a species of tree, originally from North America, but widely spread in EU. Seeds was and are used as a substitute of caffee. After drying and roasting. Some native Americans prepared also beans by roasting. Raw inedible (although sweet), because of poisonous cysteine.
Last weekend was mostly spent scrambling around wet gullys and rock crevices in the mountains of #Snowdonia looking for rare alpine plants.
I joined Billy Dykes and experienced mountaineer-come-botanist Steve Hinde in searching for some of these fantastic little gems, hidden away from the gnashers of sheep on steep rock faces and tiny crevices near Cwm Idwal and Yr Wyddfa.
Among the highlights for me was finding the beautifully delicate Snowdon Lily in full flower (pic 1 & w), cushions of Moss Campion (pic 5), Starry and Moss Saxifrage, Mountain Avens (pic 4), Mountain Everlasting, Mountain Alpine Rue and Roseroot.
Many of these species are at the very western limit of their distribution in the UK, restricted to sites over 600 metres in altitude where conditions are suitable for their growth. As such,they are at a great risk of disappearing from Wales with the impacts of #climatechange.
So delicate and fragile, yet resilient enough to survive some of the harshest conditions we have in Wales.
One of my absolute favourite wild flowers.
Dents de lion is French for teeth of the lion.
Did you know that the dandelion is an herb?
The first record of dandelions being used medicinally is from the 10th and 11th centuries.
#dandelion #maskros#yellowflower#flora#botanic#botanical#botany #botanicalillustration
#floral_perfection #flowers_super_pics #nature_cuties
Gray mule ears (Wyethia helenioides) is a short, low growing plant that as you can probably guess by looking at it is in the sunflower family. The common name mule’s ears comes from the shape and soft texture of the leaves.
Happy Tuesday, chubby-plant lovers! Thanks so much to @pots.n.plants for tagging us in this stunning, majestic photo of their Albuca Spiralis !
Albuca Spiralis is known by a ridiculous host of common names including Corkscrew Albuca, Frizzle-Sizzle, Spiral Leaved Albuca, Curly Albuca, Helicopter Plant, Slime Lily, and the Sticky Corkscrew Lily! No matter what you choose to call Corkscrew Albuca, it remains a unique, beautiful, fast growing, and very fun succulent to keep! These are a bulb succulent belonging to the Asparagaceae family that have thick, tightly curled, bright green leaves on short stems, arising from a mostly underground bulb! This winter-growing plant can grow up to about a foot (30 CM) tall, produces many offset bulbs, and can easily double or triple in size in a single growing season! Corkscrew Albuca often dies off some and shrinks a bit before going dormant in the summer months but will more than make up for the loss in the next growing season! These drought-tolerant succulents originated in South Africa and can be grown outdoors year round in USDA plant hardiness zones 8b-10b. They are not very frost hearty, but do just as well cultivated indoors with the proper care and plenty of sun! Corkscrew Albuca is also known to produce stunning displays of delightful, quirky, dangling, and fragrant yellow flowers in the spring !
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O maravilhoso mundo das flores
Esse lindo bouquet de flores são de alstroemérias (Figura A). Elas pertencem ao grande grupo Angiospermae (plantas que apresentam raiz, caule, folha, flores, frutos e sementes), classe das Monocotiledôneas (plantas que possuem um único cotilédone, raiz fasciculada e folhas paralelinérveas), família Alstroemeriaceae e gênero Alstroemeria sp L. A família Alstroemeriaceae tem distribuição neotropical, desde a região central do México até o Sul da América do Sul, com cerca de 180 espécies.
Em relação à morfologia floral, apresentam seis tépalas (sépalas e pétalas iguais em número, cor e forma) apresentam a mesma coloração, portanto denominamos tépalas (Figura B). Suas flores são monóclinas, ou seja, o androceu (estrutura reprodutora masculina - seis estames Figura C) e o gineceu (estrutura reprodutora feminina - um ovário; seccionado longitudinalmente na Figura D) no mesmo indivíduo.
As imagens que vocês estão observando foram feitas nas aulas de Morfologia Floral, da disciplina de Morfologia e Anatomia Vegetal, do Curso de Ciências Biológicas do Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo, Campus São Paulo.
Curiosidade: a letra L ao final do nome científico representa a abreviação do nome do autor que descreveu a espécie. No caso da alstroeméria, Carolus Linnaeus (Lineu) foi quem realizou a descrição.
Plantas Raras do Brasil - organizadores, Ana Maria Giulietti et al. 2009. Conservação Internacional, Belo Horizonte, MG e Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana.
Judd et al. 2009 - Sistemática Vegetal - um enfoque filogenético, 3 edição - Artmed). https://www.embrapa.br/busca-de-publicacoes/-/publicacao/983009/alstroemeriaceae
#alstroemeria #biodiversidade#biodiversity #diversidadebiológica #biologia#biology #botânica #botany#angiospermas#angiospermae #monocotiledôneas #alstroemeriaceae#taxononomia#flor#gineceu#androceu #tépalas
Beetle covered in the dust from a hard day of grubbing about among Eucalyptus obliqua bark
#weevil #beetle #insect #arthropod #nature#wildlife#coleoptera #macro#botany #eucalyptus#ecology #biology#morningtonpeninsula #australia #canon
Nature is very importance of humans have needed to survive and thrive, was provided by the natural world around us : food, water, medicine, materials, for shelter, and even natural cycles such us climate and nutrients .
Nature is our sole supplier.
Nature is very important because if there was no nature we wouldn't be alive. Especially trees, they give us the oxygen to live and breathe. Nature is also important because we have comfortable clothes, right? Some of your own clothes are made out of animals.
Some animals give us food. For example, cows give us milk and pigs give us bacon. Plants also give us food like corn, peas, barley and beans!
Trees are the most important of all the stuff that we talked about because they give us oxygen to survive.
Incredible visuals increase incredible thoughts,ideas, ,...,so please don't destroy nature..
E P I P H Y L L U M
I’m so exited for these blooms. I’ve waited 16 years to see this plant flower. Commonly called “Orchid Cactus”, These epiphytic cacti come from the jungle. I don’t remember name of this plant, so the color will be a complete surprise, and the flowers will be XXL. Because the name was lost it will be referred to as a “Noid” or No ID for now.