Collection trip: Guyana, and Trinidad & Tobago, December 2009



Participants: Stephen Stern

This two-week trip was focused on collecting some of the unusual Solanaceae of the unique flora of the Guiana Shield. Collections largely took place in the Iwokrama Reserve in Guyana and on the island of Tobago.



An exciting find- Solanum monachophyllum Dunal.
This species grows along the riverbanks and during the
rainy season can be under 3 meters of water.


Iwokrama Reserve Field Station
Stephen pressing plants in the comfort of the Iwokrama Reserve Field Station.


Some of the locals where a bit wary of the botanist.


A toad that was well hidden on the forest floor.


Stephen-dirty and smelly
Stephen, dirty and smelly but happy to be collecting plants.