Galapagos Plantlife

What takes 50 years to mature, lives to be over 200 years old, doesn’t drink much, is prickly on top but smooth on the bottom? If your guess was the giant cacti of the Galapagos Islands you were right. We saw some of these cool looking cacti while we were visiting the Galapagos and we thought they [...]

On the way to our first excursion while visiting Galapagos, we walked past a Poison Apple Tree (Manzanillo, Manchineel tree, Hippomane mancinella, manzanilla de la muerte – “little apple of death”). This is one of the most poisonous trees in the world. The Galapagos Poison Apple Tree The fruit look like small crab apples and [...]