Images September 15, 2018

All Botany Photo’s of the Day courtesy of:
Daniel Mosquin & team on behalf of UBC Botanical Garden

 
 
 
 

Click link to view Acianthus caudatus

The aptly-named mayfly orchid is considered locally common in some parts of its native eastern Australia. That said, it is never so abundant as some species of its namesake: “The 2014 hatch of the large black-brown mayfly Hexagenia bilineata on the… #asparagales #australia #orchidaceae

 
 
 
 
Click link to view Adiantum shastense

Although first collected in 1894, Adiantum shastense wasn’t described as a distinct species until 2015. It is native to the “mesic forests of the Eastern Klamath Range, close to Shasta Lake, on limestone and metasedimentary substrates”, where a number of… #california #fern #photobydaniel

 
 
 
 
Click link to view Brunsvigia orientalis

Like its close relative, the previously-featured Brunsvigia josephinae, Brunsvigia orientalis is also known as candelabra lily. Other common names for it include: red candelabra flower, king candelabra, chandelier lily, chandelier plant, and sore-eye… #amaryllidaceae #aspragales #southafrica

 
 
 
 

Click link to view Tillandsia recurvata

Mexican ball moss is not a true moss. Like its close relative, Spanish moss, it is a member of the pineapple family (Bromeliaceae). These spherical masses can grow to the size of a soccer ball. Most of the increase in size of the sphere is from the… #bromeliaceae #elcharcodelingenio #guanajuato

 
 
 
 
Click link to view Kalmia angustifolia

Common names range from the poetic to the descriptive to the eminently practical. A number of common names for Kalmia angustifolia land in the latter part of the spectrum: lambkill, sheepkill, and even calfkill. In addition to names reflecting its toxicity to… #canada #ericaceae #ericales