I’m taking advantage of afternoon rains to catch up with a small helping of hundreds of photos taken during the past two weeks, beginning with the creation of this second gallery of Ecuadorean flowers. Why?
I miss having flowers and plants around. Digital Nomadism aka Location Independence does have its advantages; living in apartments that are free of plant life isn’t one of them. Not in my world. At least I can look at these from time to time without worrying about over- or under-watering.
Like the Red Angel’s Trumpet, this Tiger Eye Flowering Maple was spotted at the Condor Parque near Otavalo, Ecuador. Some sources say this is similar to a Chinese Lantern, while others say they’re entirely different. Any insight? Feel free to share.
Below, Tibouchina urvilleana, aka Glory bush. A native of Brazil, the flowers grow on an evergreen that reaches 3-6m (10-20ft) in height and 2-3m (7-10ft) in width. The bright purple flower clusters can reach a width of 10cm (4in).
And finally –and certainly not for the last time– a plea for help: can anyone help with an ID?
For more, Gallery 1 is here, which includes photos of a dozen varieties collected during a visit in 2013. A few of those require positive IDs as well.
Note: Galleries will be updated regularly (as needed).