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Now,for something completely different.


By Stan510

Now,for something completely different. (Dioscorea mexicana)

Dioscorea mexicana. Related to Yams and what is a semi desert plant or areas with low rainfalls..but tropical scrub woodlands. It was on my bucket list for years. Internet friend came through!
Its a vine. I'm not sure if it evergreen or deciduous. I think it depends on the rains. Good years in habitat it stays green,things get drought returns to its turtle shell.

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Looks like a plant that is full of surprises.

8 May, 2019


Good gracious!

8 May, 2019


Now this is different Stan! Just like you said.
Very interesting...

8 May, 2019


It looks lovely I ve just looked it up clever you Stan finding one.

8 May, 2019


It's a wonder that these plants and reptiles- Tortoises- would both use this same design to deal with arid climates.
Convergent evolution can be awesome!

8 May, 2019


Like the Horseshoe Crab that's how they have survived. I have evolved Stan as people who have no wisdom teeth have evolved and I have never had wisdom teeth.

9 May, 2019


I don't know what to say to that one Penney. lol.

10 May, 2019


Lol now don't forget I am educating you on this.

10 May, 2019


About 25 years ago I knew a tall thin blond woman who was very pretty also. She told me she had wisdom teeth removed and that "It accentuated her high cheekbones". I never did ask her if that was a result or she had it done for that?
Susan was her name.
Took me time..but I came up with something!

12 May, 2019


That's interesting and what did you come up with Stan.?

13 May, 2019


That was it!

20 May, 2019


Lol OK 😊

20 May, 2019

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