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Anthony Darby

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Plants of Trinidad October 2007
« on: October 20, 2007, 11:39:58 PM »
Here's the first of my pics from Trinidad. The first lot come from my host's 'garden'. First an orchid that was growing up an introduced Delonix regia; this bush had pink bracts and small yellow flowers; 'cucumber' flower and pod; Passiflora sp. and flower; a nice inflorescence; cocoa flower; cocoa pods x 2.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2007, 09:00:06 PM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Plants of Trinidad October 2007
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007, 12:20:21 AM »
That Passiflora puts mine to shame

Your pic sizes are all over, one is over 1200 pixels wide and I have to scroll across the screen

Edit: I've reduced them! Maggi  :(

I'm looking forward to the rest of the thread
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Re: Plants of Trinidad October 2007
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007, 01:01:45 AM »
Me too Rob. And guess who it is who complains when someone posts pics that are too big to be seen without scrolling? ;D ;D

I like the Passiflora as well. Nearly as hairy as the arm that's holding it up. What are those big red pods? Cocoa maybe?
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Re: Plants of Trinidad October 2007
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007, 09:27:35 AM »
Lesley he already says that
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Re: Plants of Trinidad October 2007
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2007, 06:52:10 PM »
Sorry, I'll reduce the next lot. The cocoa pods came is yellow and red. The yellow ones have substance which resembles and tastes like lemon yoghurt covering the seeds. I brought three home. Here's some more: unripe coffee 'cherries'; an ephiphytic succulent; ferns; bromeliads and moss; bromeliads and a climbing fern; bromeliads and a branch of a bread-fruit tree; epiphytic ferns; Heliconia sp.; more cocoa pods and another epiphyte. Again, these are all in the plot above the house in which I was staying.
[I've fixed these. too.. Maggi]
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Re: Plants of Trinidad October 2007
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2007, 11:16:09 PM »
Lesley he already says that
Sorry, so he did. I must have become all excited by that hairy arm :D
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Re: Plants of Trinidad October 2007
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2007, 11:19:57 PM »
I brought three home.

What a wonderful phrase that is. But never to cross the lips of any New Zealander or Australian, alas.
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Re: Plants of Trinidad October 2007
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2007, 03:18:22 AM »
Thanks for your pics, Anthony.
The second one looks like Mussaenda which was a common tree we saw in India a couple of years ago.
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