Trees are the oldest and the largest living things on earth. Some are weird, some extraordinary, some gorgeous, and some shaped by the human hand to fascinate and amuse. Please enjoy these images--or better yet, take a walk in the woods and greet them in person with appreciation. [ NetGainAssociates.com ]
Ravenala madagascariensis - This species of plant from Madagascar, of the family Strelitziaceae, is not a true palm. It is closely related to the southern African genus Strelitzia and the South American genus Phenakospermum. Its fans tend to grow in a north-south line, creating a crude compass Ravenala madagascariensis - Esta espécie de planta de Madagascar, da família Strelitziaceae, não é um verdadeiro palma. Ele está intimamente relacionado com o Strelitzia gênero Africano sul e do gênero Su
Adenium - Photos of Homhil. This protected area, which is located in the northeastern part of Socotra island, is home to thousands of Adenium obesum socotranum, Dracena cinnabari, Euphorbia arbuscula and Dendrosicyos socotranus (cucumber tree), only to mention a few examples. This is an Adenium obesum socotranum having a particularly "fat" stem.