The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Botany picture of the unspecified time unit #1
Cynanchum diemii (Apocynaceae: Asclepiads). In 2009, I was on a conference trip in Argentina with a German colleague, and we stayed a few days longer to explore the area around Bariloche. We were walking through a forest where nothing much seemed to be in flower - it was essentially very late winter - when we suddenly walked through a cloud of intense, sickly sweet scent. Searching around us, we finally located this delightful vine with small yellow flowers as the source.