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  • Architecture of Mauritius
    Architecture of Mauritius
    by victorwkf
  • The garden of Pamplemouses
    The garden of Pamplemouses
    by Klod5
  • The mangrove of the big basin
    The mangrove of the big basin
    by Klod5

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    Fellow visitors of my group

    by victorwkf Written Oct 8, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I visited the botanic garden with a group of plant experts from all over the world, as part of the programme of the Global Summit on Medicinal Plants held in Mauritius. Among them was Hendrik from Botswana shown in the photo at the botanic garden.

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    Animal palm

    by Klod5 Written May 16, 2003
    Palm trunk

    Favorite thing: Je n'ais pas sû s'il s'agissait du bourrelet d'une greffe, mais cette excroissance sur le tronc de ce palmier à pris une forme qui rappele un bouquetin, ou quelque petit diable...

    Fondest memory: Me ais not sû if it was about the pad of a graft, but this excrescence on the trunk of this palm to taken a shape that recalled an ibex, or some small devil...

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    Jacques-Henry Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

    by Klod5 Written May 16, 2003

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    Memorial for Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

    Favorite thing: Jacques-Henry Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, dans son livre "Paul et Virginie", indique que ses héros sont enterrés ici, à Pamplemousse, près de l'église, au pied de bambous. Un monument rappelle cela dans le jardin, et dès lors, la tradition populaire veut que ce soit le lieu de leur sépulture. Un peu plus loin de ce monument, un buste de l'écrivain naturaliste, rappelle qu'il travailla avec Poivre, à partir de 1768.
    Autour de ce buste, on peut voir plusieurs arbres indigènes de l'île Maurice : l'arbre au tronc noir est un ébénier (Diospyros tesselaria), le fameux Bois d'Ebène, le bois le plus noir du monde. A gauche de la statue, se dresse un jeune Bois d'Olive (Eleaodendron orientale), aux propriétés médicinales, derrière le buste un Bois Mozambique (Ludia sessiliflora) aux petites feuilles vert foncé, ainsi qu'un Bois de Colophane bâtard (Protium obtusifolium) à l'écorce gris pâle, rouge jaunâtre en dessous.

    Fondest memory: Jacques-Henry Bernardin of Saint-Pierre, in his book "Paul and Virginie", indicates that his heroes are buried here, to Pamplemousse, close to the church, to the foot of bamboos. A monument recalls it in the garden, and from then on, the popular tradition wants that it is the place of their burial. A few more far from this monument, a bust of the naturalistic writer, recall that he worked with Poivre, from 1768.
    Around this bust, one can see several indigenous trees of Mauritius : the tree to the black trunk is an ebony (Diospyros tesselaria), the famous Wood of ebony, the blackest wood of the world. On the left of the statue, stand up a young Wood of olive (Eleaodendron orientale), to the medicinal properties, behind the bust a Wood Mozambique (Ludia sessiliflora) to the small leaves green dark, as well as an illegitimate Rosin Wood (Protium obtusifolium) to the peel pale gray, sallow red underneath.

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    The gigantic waterlilies of the Amazon

    by Klod5 Written May 16, 2003

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    Victoria amazonica

    Favorite thing: Le bassin rectangulaire qui longe l'allée Darwin accueille les nénuphars géants de l'Amazone (Victoria amazonica). C'est une merveille végétale, dont les feuilles ont la face inférieure couverte de nervures saillantes, est hérissées de puissantes épines défensives. Les fleurs s'ouvrent tard dans l'après-midi, et durent deux jours, presque blanches, et d'une odeur pénétrante, et deviennent roses le second jour.

    Fondest memory: The oblong basin that borders the Allée Darwin welcomes the gigantic waterlilies of the Amazon (Victoria amazonica). It is a plant marvel, whose leaves have the lower face covered with prominent ribs, is bristled of powerful defensive thorns. The flowers open up late in the afternoon, and last two days, nearly white, and of a discerning odor, and become pink the second day.

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    Great bassin of Pamplemouses garden

    by Klod5 Updated May 16, 2003
    The mangrove of the big basin

    Favorite thing: Dans une partie du grand bassin, la végétation à spontanément reconstitué une mangrove. Dans l'eau on peut apercevoir une grande quantité de tilapias (qui ont détruits complètement les Dame Ceré dorés et les Sword tail Montezuma), ainsi que des gourami, aux longues nageoires.

    Fondest memory: In a part of the big basin, vegetation to reconstituted a mangrove swamp spontaneously. In water one can see a great deal of tilapias (that destroyed completely Packs down them golden Cerés and the Sword Montezuma tail), as well as of the gourami, to the long flukes.

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    On the garden

    by Klod5 Written May 16, 2003

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    The garden of Pamplemouses

    Favorite thing: Le jardin à fait l'objet, ces dernières années d'un projet de privatisation. L'objectif avoué étant de le transformer en un lieu d'activités touristiques. Sachant que peu de jardins botaniques dans le monde sont rentables, la mise à exécution d'un pareil projet pourrait grandement compromettre l'intégrité des collections.

    Fondest memory: The garden to fact the object, these last years of a privatization project. The admitted objective being to transform it in a tourist activity place. Knowing that few botanical gardens in the world are profitable, the setting to execution of a similar project could greatly compromise the integrity of the collections.

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    The Big Bassin

    by Klod5 Written Mar 6, 2003

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    The Big bassin of Pamplemousses's Garden

    Favorite thing: While crossing the bridge of wood that one finds avenue of abbot Rochon, in the face the Ficus religiosa, one enters on one islets of the Big Basin. The Malagasy water Hen lives in the edges of this basin, planted of jacarandas. The islets in the center of the basin are not very accessible, that that is not, in any case, didn't allow the public. Covered of papyrus, ravenales, badamiers they are a sanctuary for many birds.

    Fondest memory: Toward 1768, abbot Rochon introduced a certain number of plants of Madagascar, including the traveler's tree (Ravenala madagascariensis), and the filao, that he named Equisetum arborescens, before admitting that it was the Casuarina of Forster and Linneus.

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    Architecture

    by victorwkf Written Oct 8, 2003

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    Architecture of Mauritius

    Favorite thing: The botanic garden is not all about plants and trees. There are also some interesting monuments and buildings there as well, such as the one taken in the photo.

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    Posing with the Amazon Lilies

    by victorwkf Written Oct 8, 2003

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    At Pamplemousses, Mauritius

    Favorite thing: One of the nice photo taken during the trip to Mauritius was the pose next to the famous amazon lilies at Pamplemousses.

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    Relaxing atmosphere of the botanic garden

    by victorwkf Written Oct 8, 2003

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    Pamplemousses botanic garden, Mauritius

    Favorite thing: Th botanic garden at Pamplemousses gives a feeling of relaxation among the greenery of nature. Take your time to explore this idyllic place & stroll around.

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    Sculpture

    by Klod5 Written May 16, 2003

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    Liane's sculpture

    Favorite thing: Cette liane, entrelacée autour d'un tronc d'arbre forme une étonnante sculpture...

    Fondest memory: This liana, interlocking around a trunk of tree forms an astonishing sculpture...

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