Showing posts with label Elaeocarpus bojeri. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elaeocarpus bojeri. Show all posts

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Elaeocarpus bojeri (Cont.)

Critically endangered Elaeocarpus bojeri (Bois Dentelle) in flower on Le Pouce Mountain. The site is heavily invaded with the invasive alien species "Goyave de Chine" (Psidium cattleianum) and the Biodiversity Unit of the Forestry Service have no other option but to carry out cleaning operations at regular intervals in this nature reserve.
Eleaocarpus bojerii   Photo: Reza Ramjaun

Le Pouce Mountain is visited by many locals and vistors from abroad on a daily basis and
Area heavily invaded with "Goyave de Chine  Photo: Reza Ramjaun

Pure white blooms of Bois Dentelle     Photo: Reza Ramjaun

 Le Pouce Nature Reserve harbours several critically endangered species and I am thinking of writing a post on the "treasures" found in this Nature Reserve. While we are it, an eminent visitor, Charles Darwin made an ascent of the 812m of Le Pouce Mountain on 02 May 1836, on his visit to Mauritius during his famous voyage around the world. The view offered to him from Le Pouce Mountain is recorded in his journal.