The conclusion for the tropical plant diversity series features a photograph taken in Ghana by stephenbuchan@Flickr (original image via the Botany Photo of the Day Flickr Pool). Thanks for another fine contribution, Stephen.
I’m on vacation this week, so it’ll be brief written entries all week long. For today’s text, Stephen wrote the following to accompany the photograph on Flickr:
“Although the rightmost tree is in leaf and has horizontal branches, some botanists I spoke with concluded that all three trees are the same species. Woody tropical plants exhibit patterns of flowering, leaf-fall and flushing, and fruiting in a complex schedules, quite unlike temperate plants. This subject (phenology) was studied in Ghana and elsewhere in Africa by the Ghanaian botanist Ewusie, whose book I bought at the University of Ghana.”