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  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 08 / 2012

  • Season Photo Was Taken


  • Region Photo Was Taken


  • City

    Tamarin Valley

  • Posted by

    Philip Jones


Taken in June of 2012 in the Tamarin Valley in Mauritius. Very humid environment and getting intense sunlight for a relatively short amount of time due to the steep valley sides.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome Philip! Appreciate the confirmed ID. Your beautiful photograph was a great help. The valley sounds like heaven with it’s abundance, exotic flora for folks who love to garden, me included! Laura

    March 4th, 2020 at 12:07am

  • Philip Jones Apprentice says:

    You got it in one! Many thanks. An invasive species and very problematic. I don’t recall seeing any flowering plants but the leaves intrigued me, hence the photo. Pretty sure I could spend a lifetime in that valley and not record all the plants that are there. Thanks again.

    February 29th, 2020 at 3:30am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Without its flowers to help with the ID, I could only guess for now. This might be some a species in the Clidemia genus, possible C. hirta (soapbush/ Koster’s curse) perhaps? Check it out and see if you have a match. Click on the included image below to enlarge. Best wishes!

    February 16th, 2020 at 1:20am

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