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Bio I work on molecular systematics of plants at New Mexico State University, and I'm convinced Georgia O'Keeffe is my soulmate. WI -> OR -> NM
Alex Abair (@plantexplorer) Instagram photos and videos
List of Instagram medias taken by Alex Abair (@plantexplorer)
Here's the Stapelia gigantea opened up. You can see the smelly nectaries (I think) in the last photo. It's truly foetid...
I get to take care of my lab's ~200 Leucaena trees and ~100 miscellaneous teaching plants for the next year or so. It's pretty sweet, but I wish there weren't so many goddamn ants everywhere! The first photo is Leucaena involucrata, and it's one of the 21 members of this genus that I do transcriptome analysis on.
Watermelon in the making. Either I'm not very good at growing produce, or southern New Mexico is inhospitable to gardeners. For whatever reason, fruits grow really slow in our garden.