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Moriche Palms are mass flowering in Trinidad

Synchronous patterns in Moriche palms (Mauritia flexuosa-Calamoideae) at the landscape-level scale are well known on…

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Psiguria mistaken for Chinese Ginseng in Tobago by locals

Farmers and local bushmen were amazed to learn that what they believe was the Chinese…

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Bamboo Flowers at St Ann’s Plateau

While traversing through the lower montane/disturbed forest along the St. Ann’s to Santa Cruz trail…

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Bamboo Flowering: a 150-year old natural spectacle

A Common Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris) clump, situated along a hiking trail in the Bamboo Cathedral,…

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Flowering Miconia stenostachya observed on the summit of El Tucuche, Trinidad, WI.

Numerous Miconia stenostachya plants were observed during a hike to the top. Before this, members…

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Botany Trip to the Mt. Tamana, Central Range, Trinidad.

Members of the botany group (from left to right: Shane Manchouck, Linton Arneaud, Chantal Leotaud,…

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Fasciation in Manilkara Zapota L. (Sapotaceae), Trinidad

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) tree one year after a termite nest was burnt.(A) Normal long shoot…

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Growing the Nipa palm

Nuts of the nipa palm (Nypa fruticans) are regularly found on our beaches, especially on…

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White Lined Tanager feeding on Balisier

White Lined Tanager (Tachyphonus rufus) eating the real flower of the Balisier plucked from the…

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A Tale of Two Forests

Forest environments vary widely in their capacity to attract and sustain wildlife. From the dry…

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Unfamiliar faces

It took me just about 15 minutes to drive to the South Oropouche Lagoon (SOL)…