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, November 14, 2011
The Heavily Burdened Tagpo Trees
Heavily laden with fruit and foliage
Quickpost: I was at Jardin Isabel the other day and found specimens of Ardisia or tagpo heavily laden with fruit. The small trees are already tilting because of the fruits' weight. I am not sure if these are Ardisia squamulosa or A. whitfordii but they look interesting especially because they are prolific fruiters. Not sure if fruits are edible though. But they sure make a nice addition to any garden.