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.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
The Future of the Philippine Rainforest
The most number of mahogany seeds I have ever seen
Close up of seeds
Walking this afternoon and was mortified to stumble into this scene - probably thousands and thousands of Swietenia or mahogany seeds being sun-dried. I do not know what these are to be used for but I could only speculate that they would either be packaged and sold, or planted to become seedlings. And when they do, where on earth would they end up? Not in America where they are native. Most likely the nearest reforestation project where they would need saplings to plant. Maybe why I see more and more artificial forests of mahogany in the Philippines.