Mikkal Noptek's Plant Posts

April 6, 2015 Pachystachys lutea, known by the common names Lollipop Plant and Golden Shrimp Plant, is a subtropical, soft-stemmed evergreen shrub between 36…

July 20, 2014 A lichen is a composite organism that emerges from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a mutually beneficial…

July 03, 2014 In 1703 Charles Plumier (1646??1704) described a flowering tree from the island of Martinique in his Genera. He gave the species, known locally as…

July 03, 2014 The naming of the plant itself has long been a subject of some confusion. Many sources state that the name “Dahlia” was bestowed by the pioneering…

October 24, 2013 Echinocactus grusonii, popularly known as the Golden Barrel Cactus, Golden Ball or, amusingly, Mother-in-Law's Cushion, is a well known species…

May 23, 2009 Episcia is a genus of about 8 species belonging to the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae. The species are found in the tropical regions of…
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