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Epidendrum radicans, Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on July 13, 2012

Epidendrum radicans is a terrestrial orchid that grows in open areas–here a field of volcanic boulders on the side of Arenal Volcano.


Pink Mussaenda (unidentified Mussaenda sp.), Manuel Antonio Village, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on July 12, 2012

Some kind of pink Mussaenda growing in the garden of our hotel in Manuel Antonio Village.


Torch Ginger, Manuel Antonio Village, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on July 11, 2012

Torch Ginger (Etlingera elatior) also known as the Red Ginger Lily, an exceptionally-red, waxy flower common in gardens throughout Costa Rica.


Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata), near the Rio Frio, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on July 10, 2012

Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) was all over, both growing (apparently) wild and as a garden plant.


Hibiscus, La Fortuna, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on July 9, 2012

Guava, near the Rio Frio, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on July 6, 2012

Guavas grow on a tree near the Rio Frio, in Northern Costa Rica.


Coconuts, near the Rio Frio, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on July 5, 2012

Coconuts under palm leaves near the shores of the Rio Frio.


Banana Flower, near the Rio Frio, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on July 4, 2012

The flowers of a banana (or perhaps a plantain) hide amongst the red bracts. Further up the stem, young fruits have already started developing.


Palm Fruit, Restaurante Las Iguanas, Muelle, Costa Rica, 2012

Published on July 3, 2012

The colorful fruit of what I believe is the pejibaye, or peach palm, a fruit mainly local to Costa Rica.




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