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Visit at the botanical garden

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I went to the local botanical garden today for a visit about poisonous plants.

The visit itself was pretty good, although the guy fucking butchered Banisteriopsis as "Basteniros" or something like that, and at one point the dude whipped a potted loph out of his hand bag (I kid you not) and called it "Lophophora williamson". 

 

Mainly showed us some Apocynaceae vines, a couple Solenaceae, some Dieffencbachia, Laurel, Yew, etc...

He showed us an Apocynaceae he said some shamans use as an admixture to ayahusca, the name escapes me at the moment and I forgot to take a pic.

 

He showed us their Erythroxylum coca tree which got fucking raped by some mongrels, he said last year it was over 2m tall, there's now only a small 50cm or so shrub left... 

 

Anyways, the plants I was most hyped about weren't mentioned, found them by strolling around. here are some pics:

 

- Psychotria peduncularis, wasn't able to ask for a leaf unfortunately but I will come back for it:

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- Tabernaemontana corymbosa, was able to get a little cutting, hope it'll take it got a bit floppy on the way back home:

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- Theobroma cacao:

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- Ilex paraguariensis, for some reason the leaves of their maté have a very different phenotype from my own shrub:

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- Acacia gourmaensis:

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- Big Hylocereus undatus:

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- Huge 3+ meters tall Myrtillocactus geometrizans:

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- Pereskia grandiflora:

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- Pereskia saccharosa:

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- Pereskiopsis diguetti:

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- Pereskiopsis or maybe Quiabentia? Saw it from outside the greenhouse but wasn't able to find it inside.

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Unfortunately this greenhouse was closed to the public, spotted a bunch of nice trichos:

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- Mammillaria elongata:

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- Cereus jamacaru var. monstrose:

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- Big ass agave:

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- Aristolochia gigantea:

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- View from the entrance of one of the huge tropical greenhouses which was built around 1870:

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There's so much more I need to take pics of, I will go back there soon.

 

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Incredible, thanks for posting :)

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