Thursday, December 22, 2016
Ponthieva ventricosa (Griseb.) Fawc. & Rendle, a few close ups of the flowers of this Caribbean endemic
The group of plants of this species that grows near my house suffered greatly during the drought of 2015. This year has been much wetter which has allowed he clump to recuperate somewhat. However it is still smaller than when I first found it due to the stress it underwent during the long dry spells of last year. It only has a fraction of the inflorescences that it used to produce.