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.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
A String of Seeds
Jasper's unique find
The seeds have a nice polished finish.
Quick Post: My PNPCSI friend Jasper Obico was sporting what he bought as souvenir from his summer trip to Yunan, China. At first glance it looked like a fancy bead bracelet commonly sold in flea markets. But upon closer look the ornate bracelet segments are not beads but seeds. A selection of 17 actual plant species seeds were used to create this nice accessory display. It appeared like an heirloom or antique piece. Shows how creative Chinese are in transforming simple items to something unique. Made me want to make my own version of Philippine species. Please give me some seeds!