Name: Dracontomelon macdonaldii Location: Los Santos State, Panama, Búcaro Formation Age:34-41 million years ago, Paleogene Period (Eocene Epoch)

This fossil of Dracontomelon macdonaldii comes from Panama, from a time when Central America was an island. It is eleven thousand miles from where you would expect to find it, across the Pacific Ocean from the home of its living relatives.

Read More


Magnolia figo is in the family Magnoliaceae. Magnolias are a group of early diverging flowering plants separate from the larger eudicot and monocot groups. They are mainly pollinated by beetles, and only produce pollen that the insects use for food. The fruit of the Magnolia is an aggregate capsule that dehisces and exposes the seeds that are eaten by birds. Follow for more plant facts and photos!


Ibicella lutea, Devil’s claw
(Lindl.) v. Eselt.

Devil’s claw is a small plant native to South America, but has been introduced to some of the United States. The plant is considered ornamental since its fruits are so different from other plants. When the fruit develops, two spikes grow from the lower part. These spikes are used to cling onto big mammals, in order to distribute the seed. 

I. lutea is considered to be protocarnivorous, which means it catches insects but doesn’t get nutritional value from it (it doesn’t “eat” the insects). 

Plantae - Angiosperms - Eudicots - Asterids - Lamiales - Martyniaceae - Ibicella - I. lutea

(x) (x)

hypothetically it would be a long emotional battle and then he tries to cheat and has his pokemon attack you the trainer and your faithful starter and last pokemon *cough serperior cough* leaps in front of you to take the hit and gets knocked out.

then since y’know, you lost and the deal was that you’d have to hand over your pokes if that happened, and all your pokemon only kinda conscious and N goes into some weird speech about his ideals being stronger as team plasma starts closing in on you and trying to drag your team away and you start punching dudes in the face crying and junk until you get forcibly restrained or whatever and you have to watch as your pokemon get taken away from you until you get knocked out and you wake up in team plasma’s castle cuffed to the hospital completely alone and left to wallow in failure and misery that you let everyone in the region down but your closest friends too and now you’ll never see them again

and then n walks in like “hey the way you bonded with pokemon was like nothing ive ever seen therefore you have to stay in this place so i can see what makes you so special” 

and blah blah blah ive made myself sad again