G A R D E N I A . carinata deconstructed + a red weaver Ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) Unwittingly I disturbed a red weaver ant nest collecting these specimens from a Malaysian tree Gardenia. Wthin seconds I was covered from head to toe in ants and being aggressively attacked, not only do these guys bite, they spray formic acid into the wounds too - It was totally worth it though, a new Gardenia ID for me is a total thrill and the scent of the flowers utterly sublime. #gardeniacarinata…

G A R D E N I A . carinata deconstructed + a red weaver Ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) Unwittingly I disturbed a red weaver ant nest collecting these specimens from a Malaysian tree Gardenia. Wthin seconds I was covered from head to toe in ants and being aggressively attacked, not only do these guys bite, they spray formic acid into the wounds too - It was totally worth it though, a new Gardenia ID for me is a total thrill and the scent of the flowers utterly sublime. #gardeniacarinata…

B A U H I N I A . variegata. - The Jacarandas trees lining the streets of Harare are jostling with the Bauhinia trees blooming in splashes of pink and white. #bauhiniavariegata #bauhinia #botanicaldventure #botanicaldeconstruction #botanicalstudy

- The Jacarandas trees lining the streets of Harare are jostling with the Bauhinia trees blooming in splashes of pink and white.

L A T H Y R U S . odoratus deconstructed. These I think are one of the most nostalgic of flowers.The scent of these early Sweet Peas reminds me of winter in Zimbabwe, the sweet perfume of the flowers mixed with the dry smell of dust. Where does the scent of Sweet Peas transport you to? #sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #zimbabwe #dust #botanicalstudy #botanicaldeonstruction @theperfumesociety #scentsafari

L A T H Y R U S . odoratus deconstructed. These I think are one of the most nostalgic of flowers.The scent of these early Sweet Peas reminds me of winter in Zimbabwe, the sweet perfume of the flowers mixed with the dry smell of dust. Where does the scent of Sweet Peas transport you to? #sweetpeas #lathyrusodoratus #zimbabwe #dust #botanicalstudy #botanicaldeonstruction @theperfumesociety #scentsafari

I R I S X H O L L A N D I C A . 'Casablanca' deconstructed #botanicalstudy #dutchiris #whiteiris #irishollandica

I R I S X H O L L A N D I C A . 'Casablanca' deconstructed #botanicalstudy #dutchiris #whiteiris #irishollandica

P A U L O W N I A . tomentosa, a botanical study. Fellow nostalgic Zimbabwean @kimbillg and I call this the "English Jacaranda tree" it's flowers have a rather medicinal scent not unlike cough syrup #pauwlonia #jacaranda #englishjacaranda #royalempresstree #paulowniatomentosa #perfume #scent #mauve #botanicalstudy #botanicaldeconstruction

tomentosa, a botanical study. Fellow nostalgic Zimbabwean and I call this the "English Jacaranda tree" it's flowers have a rather medicinal scent not unlike cough syrup

G A R D E N I A . carinata (syn Gardenia tubifera var. kula) botanical study and deconstruction of flowering parts and dry seed capsule. The flowers open a creamy Ivory (see previous posting) and mellow to a wonderful golden hue thus it's common name The 'Golden Gardenia' #gardeniacarinata #malaysiantreegardenia #malaysia #mybotanicaladventures #gardenia #whiteflower #perfume #scent #goldengardenia #gardeniatubifera

G A R D E N I A . carinata (syn Gardenia tubifera var. kula) botanical study and deconstruction of flowering parts and dry seed capsule. The flowers open a creamy Ivory (see previous posting) and mellow to a wonderful golden hue thus it's common name The 'Golden Gardenia' #gardeniacarinata #malaysiantreegardenia #malaysia #mybotanicaladventures #gardenia #whiteflower #perfume #scent #goldengardenia #gardeniatubifera

M A G N O L I A . x leobeneri deconstructed. Love be the palest shell pink in the petals of this variety. #botancalstudy #botanicaleconstruction #spring #magnoliaxloebneri

x leobeneri deconstructed. Love be the palest shell pink in the petals of this variety. by robbiehoney

E R I T H R Y N A S . Lysistemon and caffra - E. caffra in a rarely seen shell pink form and E. Lysistemon in vivid carmine red. I adore the graduation of colour, from pale shell pink through to carmine red. #cityoffloweringtrees #erithynacaffra #erythrinalysistemon #luckybeantree #erithryna #zimbabwe #harare #spring #bush #botanicaldeconstruction #botanicalstudy #deconstruction

Lysistemon and caffra - E. caffra in a rarely seen shell pink form and E. Lysistemon in vivid carmine red. I adore the graduation of colour, from pale shell pink through to carmine red.

H A N D R O A N T H U S . impetiginosus, (formerly Tabebuia) is a native Bignoniaceae tree of America, distributed from Mexico to Argentina. My Pa spotted this growing in the Harare botanical Gardens and requested an id as the resident gardens crew didn't know, I assumed a Tabebuia and contacted insta pal and plantsman @mccallen who reliably confirmed that it was but that Tabebuias are now referred to as Handroanthus! #tabebuia #floweringtree #handroanthus #cityoffloweringtrees #harare #h...

H A N D R O A N T H U S . impetiginosus, (formerly Tabebuia) is a native Bignoniaceae tree of America, distributed from Mexico to Argentina. My Pa spotted this growing in the Harare botanical Gardens and requested an id as the resident gardens crew didn't know, I assumed a Tabebuia and contacted insta pal and plantsman @mccallen who reliably confirmed that it was but that Tabebuias are now referred to as Handroanthus! #tabebuia #floweringtree #handroanthus #cityoffloweringtrees #harare #h...

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