Rumble: Seychelles fauna and flora

The Seychelles feature a lush vegetation with a large variety of different plants, flowers and trees, some unique to these islands. Everywhere we went during our trip, we were presented with colours and scents. No wonder earlier settlers described the Seychelles as 'the true Garden of Eden'

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A view at the Vallee de Maie on Praslin.
Lusher than this, it does not get.

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In the Vallee de Maie on Praslin.

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Giant Coco de Mer palmtrees are unique for the Seychelles, and one of their national symbols. More about this tree in a later post.

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Mangroove forest on La Curieuse near Praslin

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Hannah loved collecting these frangipani flowers.

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More frangipani flowers

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Lana took this interesting close-up from an orchid we found growing in the forest.

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More flowery bushes along the road.
Elizabeth, our resident tropical flower expert, says these are bougainvillae.

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Reminded us of Hawaii.
They are called "Heliconia", according to Betty.

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Wild Roses. You can almost smell them, can't you?

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The name, I don't know, but we surely enjoyed them!
(Betty thinks this might be a Dendobrium orchid.)

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Ditto. "Would it be a kind of ginger?", Betty asks.

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And more! Another kind of ginger?

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And more! A Periwinckle?

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And more! - Betty says: "Hibiscus!"

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The variety of flowers we found, just did not stop. More Hibiscus

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We did not have to go far to step into the "jungle", as the girls called it... A view from the back hotel room...

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You wanted more?

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Guess I should stop now, hey?

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Bamboo too!


More posts on the Road about the Seychelles.

2 comments:

The Beaver,  18 September, 2008 18:30  

Nice pictures from Seychelles. have you ever been to Mauritius?

Peter 18 September, 2008 18:36  

No, I have not! Went to Reunion, but not Mauritius (yet!)...

P.

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