TikTok Videos January 2023

2023.01.02.01  “This handsome form of Cladonia (a common lichen) behaves so curiously, being crisp and brittle when dry, but instantaneously supple when moistened. Thought I’d rescue a few and attempt to create a living wreath.”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7184109325353438510?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.02.02  “Winter on St. George – checking out the State Park on 2 January 2023“    https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7184171288884202795?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.02.03  “Grieving over the death of Loran Anderson, a congenial and effective communicator regarding everything to do with plants in North Florida. I only wish I had more than just a few forays with him.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7184179474026679598?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2022.01.02..04   “A plant of Chrysoma that yet maintains freshness in leaves of flowering stems. Check out the next video that shows the later stages.”    https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7184180218020547883?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.02.05   “Following on the previous video, here (more in the open) we see Chrysoma plants that are further along in the die-back of flowering stems.”    https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7184181473447136554?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.02.07   “Frostweed (Crocanthemum) already in flower at the start of the New Year (2 January) here in the State Park on St. George Island. These plants went through a solid freeze just over a week ago.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7184183727084358954?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.3.01  “Michaux recognized this Pineland Daisy as new to science, publishing its description in 1800 as Chaptalia tomentosa. The genus honors Jean- Antoine Chaptal, a noteworthy French scientist specializing in applied chemistry. One innovation Chaptal promoted involved adding sugar to fermenting wine to augment alcohol content – a process we now term “chaptalization””    https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7184555774700424490?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2022301.07.01   “San Antonio Botanical Garden opened to the public in 1980, following more nearly 4 decades of thought, planning, and fundraising. The Lucile Halsell Conservatory opened 8 years later”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7186066591346429230?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.07.02  “Several handsome shrubs of Ilex decidua accent the entry to San Antonio Botanical Garden. Several selected cultivars have been introduced, most of which are pistillate- recalling this plant is dioecious. At least one staminate cultivar is available. Named ‘Red Escort’, this cultivar does not bear fruit but his said to be a good pollinator.”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7186070107930627371?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.07.03   “Walking a bit further into the complex of Conservatory rooms at San Antonio Botanical Garden.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7186071599022411054?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.07.04   “A central display space for tropicals provides the opportunity for San Antonio BG horticultural staff to shine light on specimens from the orchid collection. Here we see a hefty plant of Angraecum ‘Crestwood’”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7186076494236601646?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2022.01.07.05”Well-established specimens of the small desert trees that bleed the important incense resins Frankincense & Myrrh can be seen in the desert part at San Antonio BG. Yesterday (6 Jan) was Three Kings Day, a curious association of the Wise Men (Gaspar, Melchior, & Balthazar) with political activism in DC. But I didn’t see their names in any reports.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7186081563858275626?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.07.06  “A room at San Antonio BG planted to economically important tropical plants, particularly fruit and flavorings.” https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7186084749931203882?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934 

2023.01.07.07  “Raja Puri differs from the common grocer’s banana, being a selection the species Musa acuminata, having a more compact habit, and serving well as a landscape plant. Our common banana is thought to be a hybrid between this species and Musa balbisiana.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7186089787235798314?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2022.01.07 08   “Liberty Hyde Bailey assigned Zombia as the generic name to this endemic Hispaniola (Haiti & Dominican Republic) palm so as to be “indicative of its nativity””    https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7186092876961598766?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2022.01.09.01  “Cochineal is a red dye (carmine) originating in Southern Mexico (chiefly around Oaxaca). The dye is produced by nymphs of scale insects that live on Opuntia. Note the insects attach around the cactus areoles (growing points), which are not as tough or protected as the main stem surface”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7186573738006203694?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.09 02   “At the restaurant La Posta de Mesilla they’ve assembled a Christmas cone, referencing the abundance of food, fruit, and flowers we enjoy. It’s of course a Christmas tree, but so appropriate to the Southwest”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7186813299630083371?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.10.01   “Creosote Bush (Larrea) flowering at the entry to Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Larrea has foliage similar to that of Zygophyllum (the type genus for the family), each leaf forming a split pair of leaflets. “Zygo” tells you that something is split into reasonably equal parts.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187226588008762667?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.10.02  “Arriving at the entry to Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187229513825373486?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.101.10.03   “Taking in the evolving landscape at Desert Botanical Garden.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187231024487910702?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.10.04  “Appropriate to encounter Eremophila in the entry courtyard landscape at Desert Botanical Garden…, appropriate because the generic name translates as “loving lonely places, I.e. “loving deserts”. The flowers are natively an orange-red, so this is a selected yellow form”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187234423593749806?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.10.05  “Several handsome stands of Cardon (Pachycereus pringlei), from NE Mexico) can be enjoyed at DBG.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187235296692653358?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.10.06   “Rosemary making a nice informal hedge in the landscapes for living demonstration area at DBG”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187236026912460078?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.10.07   “Living a good life at Desert Botanical Garden”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187240022720957739?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.10.08   “Dichrostachys cinerea, not from China as the common name implies, but native over large areas of the Asian subcontinent, Africa, and even northern Australia. A nice looking tree, indeed, but it has become an invasive problem in the Caribbean.”    https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187241801596718382?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01..10.09   “Exciting to see the transformation of Desert Botanical Garden from a magnificent to superlative. Phoenix should be proud to host and offer such a a stupendous botanical and landscape treasure”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187245377630915882?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.10.10  “Encountering a gargantuan, multi-stemmed specimen of Ferocactus pottsii. The species was named for John Potts, a fellow said to have managed mines in Ciudad Chihuahua. Would be fun to know more about the rationale for that choice”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187245840417983790?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.10.11  “The Sonoran Desert is North America’s latitudinal desert- receiving summer rainfall, as well as scattered showers in the cool season. Just to the North you’ll find California’s Mojave Desert region, distinguished partly by it’s Mediterranean pattern of precipitation in the cool season, with hot and basically rainless summers.”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187251885114412331?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.10.12  “In the event you’ve been lacking exposure to Saguaro cacti, there’s a tribe of them in the native plant section of DBG”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187251849769094442?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.10.13   “An astonishing crested Saguaro in the Sonoran section of Desert Botanical Garden. Some collectors would trade a kidney for such a handsome form.”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187253582042008878?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2022.01.10.14   “Feast your eyes on this pointedly striking Diamond Cholla – Opuntia ramosissima”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187254862369819950?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.11.01  ‘A mass planting of the striking but short-lived Agave victoriae-reginae. Described by Thomas Moore, a British botanist mentored by John Lindley. Curiously, Moore’s major taxonomic interest revolved around ferns.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187258454573075755?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.11.02  “A nod to the common but cheerful Encelia farinosa, called Brittlebush because it’s stems break easily, but also called Incienso because the dried sap can be utilized as incense”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187261120694996267?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.12.01  “Takuhiro Yamada and his crew of three craftsmen from Kyoto meet with Robert Hori (Huntington’s Cultural Curator) and Aaron Hughes (Asian Gardens Horticultural Curator) about completing the landscape around the Japanese Heritage House, a 350-yr old home from Marugame, Japan that has just been reconstructed in the San Marino Gardens”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187912472370629930?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.12.02  “Prunus mume. Called Meihua in China, this early-flowering plum (closely related to Apricot) holds great cultural/symbolic importance throughout Southeast Asia. Its flowers will open, on cold of days early in the New Year, even during snowfall.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7187926385111862574?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.01  “Kniphofia, an African genus of over 70 species, honors German botanist Johann Hieronymus Kniphof, an academic among many authors who used “nature printing” to directly transcribe leaf and stem characteristics for publication.”    https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188208485237017898?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.02  “Hard scape is being installed for new main entry to The Huntington Desert Garden”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188216234322922798?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.03  “Seth Baker, the Gardens’ Chief Designer, is putting in some sweat equity on the new Desert Garden entry path”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188218774753955115?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.04  “The days following winter rains in SoCal can be spectacular- with clear skies and clean, moist air. Toss in the winter flowering of South African succulents, and it’s a lovely mix”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188220825240341806?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.05   “Glancing at Mammillaria Hill, along the main path in Huntington’s Desert Garden” https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188226334768893227?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.06  “Just one of many issues that keep Gardeners busy in the Huntington’s 10-acre Desert Garden”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188229660499578158?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.02.13.07   “Agave attenuata ‘Boutin’s Blue’ in the Huntington Desert Garden”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188230409610612014?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.08   “Checking out the typical form of Agave attenuata”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188230989838142766?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.09  “Jade Plants of differing sorts, both Crassula ovata and Crassula arborescens”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188232373417332010?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.10   “Simply luxuriating in cacti deep in Huntington’s Desert Garden”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188233683164466478?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.11  “Aloe arborescens just now coming into flower in the Heritage section of Huntington’s Desert Garden. Worth a trip!!!”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188235139518860587?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.12  “There are many spectacular Desert gardens around the globe, but each has its own history and regional character, making comparisons unuseful.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188237041467968814?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.12.12  “Logging another Bursera among drylands plant collections. Common to them all is the thin, peeling bark”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188238452159270190?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.13   “An introduction to the Huntington’s Whitelock Cycad Walk”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188239598831602987?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.14   “Examining the massive, pendent female cones of Dioon spinulosum”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188240024004021546?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.15  “The Japanese name for this Camellia hybrid selection translates as Harbor at Dawn. The lovely, natural-looking flowers are pleasantly fragrant.”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188274931388665134?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.16  “Remontant (reblooming) Iris flowering in January at The Huntington”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188275743065902379?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.17   “Huntington hosts a thriving population of Amorphophallus titanum”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188294383979187502?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.18  “A brief tour of the Huntington Penjing Court, curated by Che Zhao”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188295096855694638?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.19   “One step, One view…. This is a guiding philosophy for Chinese garden design”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188309903948156203?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13..20   “Prunus mume ‘Peggy Clarke’ bursting in to bloom in Liu Fang Yuan (The Huntington’s Chinese Garden)”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188310944609619246?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.21   “Reflections of Liu Fang Yuan (The Huntington Chinese Garden) in winter”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188311711395433774?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.13.22  “The North courtyard complex of Liu Fang Yuan (the Chinese Garden at The Huntington) – the cultural and intellectual center of the Garden. We wanted to symbolize winter here, but also decided that as a museum and activity center, we wanted a different textural feels d color palette. Red represents happiness, thus we elected to stress red-fruited shrubs that welcome birds. In allusion to snow, we planted many white-flowered plants. Along the adjacent stream you’ll find pink flowering peaches….”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188332109663128874?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

 “A few clips from Santa Barbara Botanic Garden – starting with their sales area”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188703672057154862?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.14.02  “One of my joys in working at a large botanical garden was the total guilt-free purchase of plants from great sources, like the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden nursery”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188705273601609006?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.14.03   “A white-flowered Arctostaphylos selection at Santa Barbara BG. The name translates as “bear grape clusters” or “bear berries”. Californians call them Manzanitas”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188710188755504430?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.14.04   “An orientation shelter at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188715741770730794?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.14.05   “Coast Live Oak with mosses and lichens that have perked up with the winter rains”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188716495462010154?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.15.01   “Some unfortunate sound quality- but narration is unnecessary. Here you see the Santa Barbara BG accommodating dogs as well as coyotes with water sources. If water isn’t available, the coyotes will chew up garden hoses”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188753621423590698?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.15.02   “Some fun stonework in an ancient oak grove at Sta Barbara BG”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188753625353686315?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.15.03   “Checking out the canyon stream that flows through Santa Barbara BG. A path over the dam is temporarily closed due to heavy rainfall that created overflow. Fortunately there doesn’t seem to have been major movement of larger boulders”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188758957748653358?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.15.04   “Flowering of the native Umbellularia at Santa Barbara BG. Note the flattened anthers that lack the distinct anther & filament structure of many stamens.”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188765920523865390?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.15.05   “OK – checking the SBBG website, this is the Gaia house, and the garden is built in partnership with the CCGBC – Central Coast Green Building Council! So that’s it!”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7188778950972214574?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.15.06  Brachychiton rupestris is something of a self-made totem, with its ocular branch scars. Brachychiton discolor makes similar patterns”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7189027490764049710?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.15.07   “Edward has been giving some character to topiary elements in the Bing Children’s Garden”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7189031568986475818?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.15.08   “January is the blooming season for Meihua (the term “beautiful flower” that applies most particularly to Prunus mume.) We have several groves throughout Liu Fang Yuan (The Huntington’s Chinese Garden), as well as in the Japanese Garden, where it is also an important tree, referred to as Ume.”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7189428818078092590?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.16.01   “Looking north, toward the San Gabriel Mountains, from The Huntington, in San Marino, CA, adjacent to Pasadena”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7189429982400154926?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.20.01  “A lovely Bougainvillea chimera near the Cathedral in Pto. Vallarta”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7190844709865131310?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.20.02   “A peek inside the Central Cathedral in Pto Vallarta”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7190849824068013354?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.20.02   “Glancing at the entry to the Pto Vallarta Cathedral”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7190888723410636074?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.21.01   “Simple things like washing clothes become challenges for itinerates, like grad students doing field work. Living in Colombia, I found a solution, but learned some lessons”    https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191143697571007790?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.21.02   ”A delightful plaza in Pto. Vallarta named for past President Lazaro Cardenas, and also celebrating the sister-city relationship with Sta. Barbara.    https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191169381248863530?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.21.03  “Smitten by many of the mosaics in Pto. Vallarta’s Plaza Lazaro Cardenas. Don’t miss this if you happen to pass through.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191169398114094379?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.21.04   “A dusty-pink Erythrina with a drinking problem”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191177861624204590?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.21.05   “Sorry that I could not properly capture this artisan’s name, but I’ll ask Ana Maria del Valle, one of the managers of Tierra Huichol (this store in Pto Vallarta) so as to recognize her properly.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191183003727613230?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.22.01  “In Huatulco, headed on an excursion to a lagoon, where there’s a crocodile (cocodrilo) refuge”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191575804646559019?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.22.02  “Love tours that have not been sterilized – so our trip to La Ventanilla really fits the bill”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191592559813365038?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.22.03  “In Ventanilla, taking a path to the lagoon, passing a shrub of cotton that certainly looks like something more indigenous than modern hybrids”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191595670220852523?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.22.04  “Luis points out the fading flower of a Hibiscus which has the common name (in Spanish) Majagua. This name applies to a small Malvaceous tree in the Caribbean now called Telipariti elatum. There is, however, a Hibiscus tiliaceus (var pernambucensis) called Sea Hibiscus that is native to coastal Mexico and occurs in Mangroves, which makes me suspect that is the direct identity of this plant. (And perhaps both are present here???). A later clip shows the foliage more closely.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191616889854922027?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.23205  “Nance (also Nanche) is the fruit of Byrsonima crassifolia – a small tree in the Malpighiaceae. I run into it commonly along the west coast of Mexico and Central America, where it grows well in seasonally dry forest conditions. To me, it’s a taste you have to adopt, one I’ve never really loved”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191621128681606446?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.22.06  “The bright yellow, tubular, actinomorphic, and twisted flowers (along with the white sap and bi-lobed fruit tell us this is Thevetia, aka Cascabela”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191624050379066666?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.22.07  “We learned that this area, north of Huatulco, was beat up by Hurricane Agatha, this past May. Agatha was the strongest storm to hit the region since 1949.”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191639972200516910?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.22.08  “The water is mostly fresh, supporting duckweed (which is a tiny flowering plant found in freshwater ponds). But this is an estuary, and there’s an admixture of marine water”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191639967041441066?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.22.09  “At Ventanilla, in our 12-passenger “canoes”, trolling for crocodiles (cocodrilos in Spanish). The water was so placid that one person could easily paddle us around.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191639980064689451?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.22.10  “At the end of the clip you’ll see one of many very large patches of Crinum (which we saw in flower at a distance)”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191640561944808750?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.23.01  “A curious area along the western coast of Oaxaca, at the Ventanilla reserve”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191721536141675818?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.23.02  “Finally a crocodile in the crocodile reserve”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191723492574760234?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.23.02  “A lagoon teaming with life”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191723488153963818?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.23.03  “Crocodiles are like low riders, just gliding down the waterway”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191723492885237034?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.23.04  “Yes, another “cocodrilo”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191723451344882986?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.23.05  “Composting toilets guarded by a crocodile cooling itself”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191723502557302062?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.23.06  “A small cultivation of Red Mangrove, Rhizophora mangle, at the Ventanilla reserve”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191723505136733482?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.23.07  “Some great leaves along the edge of the Mangroves”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191723505136782634?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.23.08  “Brenda shows us some mescal infusions, good for practically whatever might ail you”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191725663483612459?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.23.09  “A few more seconds of this duckweed-covered Crocodile”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7191725637634411822?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.27.01  “Costa Rican tour guide Exon Quesada clues us in to some details about Limes and Mangoes. I didn’t know green mangoes are so popular. He said they even make a ceviche with the unripe fruit.”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7192957630875192619?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.27.02  “These kinds of Heliconias are called “lobster-claw” because its floral bracts resemble the claws in shape (and even color). The Heliconias are distant relatives to Gingers, Strelizias, and Bananas”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7192960508964769066?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.012.27.03  “Several specimens of this “Bird’s nest” Anthurium are planted around Costa Rica’s Margarita Botanical Garden. Check the following clip to see the flowering structure”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193043149168643371?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.27.04  “The Anthurium spadix is an inflorescence made of a central peduncle (stem) covered by thousands of minuscule flowers. People new to this lingo might have trouble recalling which is the spathe (the subtending bract) versus the spadix, but I was taught the spathe is sometimes like a spade, while the spadix is always like a spa-DIX. I’ve heard it called “Picha de Gallo”. This plant is identified as Anthurium salvinii.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193175859807767850?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.27.05  “Gingers (Alpinia purpurata?) generating bulbils from nodes in the inflorescence”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193186690423393582?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.27.06  “Angiopteris evecta is such a spectacular fern, one that truly deserves a large space to show itself. However, this King Fern is known to become “weedy” and is considered an invasive in some places. The edge sori (sporulating zones) look to be curled indusia, but. published studies report there is no indusium (tissue that makes a cap or flap over the sori)”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193276005052583210?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.27.07  “At DOKA coffee plantation in Costa Rica, tour guide Exon Quesada explains the berry picking process”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193280830913924394?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.27.08  “Exon explains the sweet mucilaginous coating that has to be dissolved and cleansed from the coffee seed (beans).”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193419374580174126?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.01  “Meeting Christian in the roasting parlor at DOKA (a Costa Rican coffee plantation and enterprise). The display showcases different roasts, as well as their Peaberry selection. Peaberry is a larger bean (seed) that results when a single seed forms in the berry (rather than two seed, which is the norm).”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193706681178656046?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.02  “Coffee fruit structure, showing two seed (beans) at the center of a berry (the fruit from a single flower. Occasionally only one seed develops, which grows larger and is described as a “Peaberry”. In reality, any large seed that is filtered out by the screening process is packaged as Peaberry.”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193724339747867947?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.03  “Rafael is busy turning coffee berries and cleaned beans, reminding me of the way people rake sand gardens (kari-sansui). The entire fruit can be dried, cleaned mechanically, and sold as “Natural” coffee beans, while the cleaned seed (I.e. beans) are dried and bagged for mechanical removals of the parchment and shipment for international sales, where they then be roasted. 40-kilo bags of dried beans are roasted following storage of a month or more, which must be needed as an aid to moisture equilibration”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193761704554089774?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.04  “Am including this clip just to show the plastic basket people wear to catch beans (though this includes older berries and extracted seed). It reminds me how much effort goes into hand picking a single basket. Most of the pickers seem to be migrant workers from neighboring Nicaragua.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193792133680139563?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.05  “Inside the sorting, cleaning, & storage house at DOKA. The coffee berries are measured in this metal hopper, then dumped into the water. The floaters are processed as lesser-grade coffee, while the “good” berries that sink are flushed into a crusher that breaks the fruit open so the seed (coffee beans) can now be cleaned. Some whole fruit are shunted off for “natural” coffee.”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193792138906225963?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.06  “Still with our guide Exon in the DOKA coffee processing area, seeing where the berries (fruit) are peeled and cleaned mechanically. But the mucilaginous coating around the seed doesn’t disperse easily, so the beans are soaked in water for nearly two days in a processed called fermentation, one that’s really just about dissolving the mucilage. Once cleaned, the beans are sent to the spreading platforms or to the heated tumblers for drying.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193795730555833643?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.07  “At DOKA (Alajuela, Costa Rica), Rafael demonstrates the way you can manually clean parchment layers from the dried coffee beans. This, of course, is done by machines. He mentioned storage, so these dried beans are ready for 3 months of storage needed before final cleaning and roasting (or shipping to be roasted by the final processors)”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193800340230196523?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.08  “Summarizing the coffee bean process from washing and soaking, through drying.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193801539092270379?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.09  “Not certain how the process functions, but the floaters (berries rejected by the float test) are not discarded. Rafael explains these seed are also dried and cleaned, so they can be sold at a more modest price. They are typically not exported.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193806625256312107?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.10  “So the dried whole berries (being dark, each being entire fruit with their seed) are dried, and then cleaned mechanically to produce beans of “natural” coffee. The cream-colored seed in the background are washed beans for export’  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193809390296780078?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.11  “I should have said the bean shows a central “groove” which defines the two cotyledons you’d see on germination”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193810129341451562?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.12  “So I wondered why Christian was so excited to show me the coffee he was packaging, but I looked it up and discovered this product, Cafe Laurina, is a still-rare strain of lower-caffeine coffee (50% less caffeine tha other strains) that DOKA offers in limited quantities”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193901653030898987?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.13  “A hearty and delicious lunch while on your at DOKA coffee plantation in Alajuela, Costa Rica – rice, black beans, salad, platano maduro, papas, pollo, and coconut candy”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193906895923531051?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.29.13  “David does the cooking for sizable groups at DOKA in Costa Rica. His rice was so fine, with completely separate grains. I asked how he cooks it, and learned he boils the water before adding the grains. Check it out!!!”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7193979155044650282?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.30.01  “Pura Vida – both catchphrase and motto for Costa Rica. Here at El Jardin roadside shop it’s lettered in Impatiens on the slope”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194129726208871723?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.30.01  “Gamboa is now the site of a biological reserve, as well as a work center near the midpoint of the Panama Canal. A hotel and several attractions were added to a previous building complex. In a site overlooking the Chagres River where it flows into the Canal to form Gatun Lake”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194129762514881838?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.31.01  “Taking a ride on the Aerial Tram in Panama’s Gamboa Reserve. The trip through canopies is delightful, arriving st a tower that provides vistas of the canal and Chagres River”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194435470695091499?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.31.02  “An observation tower in Panama’s Gamboa Rainforest Reserve spirals the visitor from undergrowth through the canopy of seasonally dry tropical forest overlooking the Panama Canal and Chagres River’  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194610672729132330?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.31.03  “Our guide at the Gamboa Rainforest Reserve is Iker Laurenti, who is telling us about the tiny but potentially deadly frogs native to Panamanian forests. Extracts from these frogs are thought to have been used by indigenous peoples as poisons for darts and arrows.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194615145056734507?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.31.04  The Gamboa Rainforest Reserve Sloth Sanctuary, with Iker once again.  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194632170168732970?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.31.05  “Cyrtostachys renda, the Red Sealing Wax Palm, requires high humidity and lowland tropical temperatures to thrive. One sees it along many streets that were part of the original Canal Zone, which was ceded (returned?) to Panama through a treaty signed in 1977.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194635390500752682?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.31.06  “A great example of an evenly bipinnate leaf. We also term this paripinnate (I guess more correctly it’s paribipinnate). If there were a single terminating leaflet, we would say it’s odd bipinnate, or imparipinnate (I guess therefore imparibipinnate)’  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194642572717952298?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.31.07  “Botanically, you need some lime and onion to go along with the corvina (plus bell peppers and salt) to make Panamanian Ceviche. With saltine crackers, this is true comfort food for me.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194642588140358955?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.31.08  “Tecoma stans, a plant we run into throughout the Southwest, down into Central America, and throughout the Caribbean. The floral emblem of The Bahamas, this ruderal, though native shrub has many common names.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194692038170905899?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.01.31.09   “A brief Timelapse of our cruise ship (Emerald Princess) passing from the final chamber of the Cocoli locks, entering the Panama Canal from the Pacific, rising to the height of Gatun Lake”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194692001596525866?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2022.01.31.10  “A short Timelapse of our cruise ship (Emerald Princess) stepping down from the level of Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal, headed to the Caribbean (Atlantic) through chambers in the Agua Clara locks near Colon.”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194692042641935662?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2022.10.31.11  “On our next-to-final full day of the Panama Canal Cruise on Emerald Princess, Executive Chef Guido Jendrytzko (with 23 yrs experience in ship dining) and Director of Restaurant Operations Rui Salmonete (with 37 years working for Princess) gave their delightful presentation to over 2,000 guests, followed by an invitation to walk through one of the galleys. (I first thought the flowers were fruit, but they are carved turnips, and therefore roots.)”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194785466456100138?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.02.01.01 “Alstroemeria holds very well as a vase flower. All species in the genus are native to South America, the more common ones being called Peruvian Lilies. Even though the flowers have inferior ovaries, the Alstroemeriaceae are classified in the Order with true Lilies (the Liliales) rather than in the Asparagales.. The genus was described in one of the several dissertations Linnaeus supervised (ie, wrote), the 1762 work by Johan Peter Falk who described plants in the botanical collections (near Gothenburg) of the wealthy Clas Alströmer, another Linnaeus student”  https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7194793372681243947?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

2023.02.01.02  “At Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) for the turnaround- headed back to LA. While on our balcony we watched this ship load a catamaran to be ferried somewhere, maybe the. vicinity of St. John’s, where d-ship Anne is registered. Not much on plants today…”   https://www.tiktok.com/@botanyincontext/video/7195236540765850922?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=6983645829257020934

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