Friday, February 11, 2011

Seven-year Apple

Seven-year Apple
Genipa clusiifolia
(JEN-ni-puh) (kloo-si-FOH-lee-uh)

This nice shrub was spotted growing at the Key West Botanical Garden although it likes the conditions all over the island. A front line shrub that can take strong winds and salt it can grow right on the coast. The name is a little misleading as it does not take seven years to flower or fruit . The small flowers are fragrant and the pink tips are good looking. The glossy foliage is handsome too.

One of our dogs, Ruby Tuesday, has picked up some sort of tropical infection and is really sick. Lucky we found a good vet here and she is under going treatment. Most of my day will be filled up with caring for her.

This was shot with the Nikon 105mm macro lens and D700 camera. It is a toss up over which is my favorite the 60mm or 105mm. I am lucky to have both.

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