Saturday, February 28, 2009

Dinner Plate Fig

Dinner Plate Fig
Ficus dammaropsis
Synonyms: Highland Breadfruit

The foliage on this New Guinea native is spectacular and this is just a small shot of one leaf. The leaves can get up to 3 feet long and 2 feet wide. This Fig is considered rare in Southern California. It was growing at Quail Botanical Garden in Encinitas, California.

The next picture is an Orchid from Balboa Park. I am not sure of the name but I thought the color was unusual. We have made it to Amarillo, Texas and are off to Little Rock today. We have been using some back roads like CA-79 to get over to Palm Springs the back way. It was quite a nice ride through Temecula and Palm Desert. We also rode on Route 66 in Gallup, New Mexico.

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