BAREFOOT BOYS MEXICAN TRIP N° 12
(By Noah Elhardt and Forbes Conrad, , 2006)
(All pictures by Noah Elhardt and Forbes Conrad)
P. heterophylla in habitat in Oaxaca
We're in Oaxaca now. I really
like this place... I think I might just come and live down here some day.
Everything grows like a weed and the food and the culture is amazing !
Our first stop in Oaxaca was at a P. heterophylla site. This site and its vegetation was nothing li<<Sélection dans le document>>ke the P. heterophylla site that we had visited previously in Guerrerro. This one was a xerophytic landscape filled with drought-tolerant shrubs and cacti such as Saguaros:
The plants were growing in
some sort of calcerous soil interlaced with crystals and other geological
These plants were much more compact (<9 cm.) than the plants at the Guerrerro population. Many of these plants also had reddish coloration, unlike the Guerrerro plants which were all pure green.
A begonia growing alongside P. heterophylla :
A typical flower :
with a flower thrips on it. These were pretty common both here and at the
P. medusina site:
Hope you enjoy !
Noah Elhardt and Forbes Conrad