The Philippines is blessed with a very high biodiversity, including the plants living in its remaining forest cover. Trees alone comprise about 3500 species. Just to research on a species a day would take about 10 years to finish all of just the trees. Then there are still the shrubs, herbs, ferns etc. Through this blog we hope to introduce you to some important plants in the forest before they completely disappear because of habitat destruction.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The guys checking out the fruits
Quick Post: I was with the PNPCSI guys last Fricay attending Jim Cootes' book launch. On our way home we passed by Dangwa and saw a stall selling a bucket of bariw fruits. Immediately Ronald parked his car and we all went down to check out the fruits. There were other stuff there which was to our delight.
We got seeds of bariw of course (Pandanus copelandii) and a Freycinetia which Uly identified. There were also Schefflera berries and Alpinia. It is always a treat to go to Dangwa. It is like a box of chocolates - you'll never know what you would get!