About the Brazil nut family
The purpose of following blogs is to allow users to access information about New World Lecythidaceae (Brazi nut family).
The discovery of Grias purpurapetala. Discovery of a spectacular new tree
Natural history of The cannon ball tree (Couroupita guianensis). The cannon ball tree
Natural history of the sapucaia tree (Lecythis pisonis).The sapucaia tree
Leaf flush of the sapucaia tree (Lecythis pisonis). Tropical harbinger of spring
Brazil nut seeds (Bertholletia excelsa). Brazil Nuts Are Seeds, Not Nuts!
Video of Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa) pollination. Brazil nuts: from the flower to your party mix
About New World rain forests
The purpose of following blogs is to allow users to access information about New World tropical habitats, plants other than members of the Brazil nut familhy, and their conservation.
Rain forest conservation. Garden Scientist Weighs in on Rain Forest Debate
An effort to understand Amazonian Biodiversity. Amazonian Biodiversity
Climate change and rain forests. How Climate Change Impacts the Extent of Tropical Rain Forests
Natural history of the Amazon water lily (Victoria amazonica). The Amazon Water Lily: Adapted to the River’s Rise and Fall
Discovery of the Amazon water lily. Victoria amazonica queen of the Amazon
A strangular fig strangling a host tree. An unwanted hug
Climbing into the rain forest canopy. A climb into tropical paridise
Future of rain forests. The future of tropical rain forest in the New World Biodiversity
Carbon sequestration by rain forests. Rain forests ameliorate climate change
Ecosystem services of climate change. Can ecosystem services save rain forests?
Rain forests and agriculture. Soybean agriculture threatens biodiversity in Brazil
Rain forests replaced by eucalyptus and coffee plantations. Journey to Brazil: Finding only one where once there were many
Importance of bats to rain forests. Tropical forests depend on bats for their survival