I call these Botanical Moments.
Commonly however, what constitutes such exciting moments for a botanist is:
- Encountering the biggest or smallest of something
- An unusual manifestation of a certain plant lifeform,
- A rare or single species-only representation of a plant genus or family, or
- A plant from a very primitive plant lineage, or a old plant lineage within a group.
These encounters can be in a botanical garden or in the natural environment. Personally, I prefer the latter.
This page is therefore an index of links to posts featuring my meetings with and writings about remarkable plants.
Ethobotanical Excitement and Plant Use Enthuse
| Arve Big Tree | The big guns of the plant world – Gunnera manicata | Cocoloba – the largest eudicot leaf | Dawning upon Dawsonia | Giant mountain rattan | Maximum Philodendron | Talipot | The Enormous Blood Vine | The Giant Sedge | The Tiger Orchid – World’s largest orchid | The White Knights of Tasmania |
Miniscule but a-Mazing
Living Botanical Dinosaurs