INTRODUCING THE FLORA OF DJERBA, TUNISIA


In March we went to Djerba, a small island that belongs to Tunisia, it is a warm and very dry country, at least it is normally. Not when we there, it was really cold and very wet most of the time but we did get a bit of sun too, people there were pleased ofcourse as they love every drop they can get. There’s nothing you can do about the weather so we decided to make te best of it and we enjoyed it never the less.

Here are some pictures of the flora I found there.

THIS IS AN OPUNTIA, ONE WITHOUT THORNS, MAYBE THE ONLY ONE AS THEY ARE USUALLY CALLED PRICKLY PEARS.

A BEAUTIFULL TERRACOTA VASE

GAZANIA’S, WE CAN BUY THEM IN BELGIUM BUT THEY ONLY OPEN WHEN THE SUN IS SHINING SO OVER HERE THE FLOWERS ARE CLOSED MOST OF THE TIME, SO NO GAZANIA’S FOR ME

PALMTREE’S  EVERYWHERE

THIS IS A BEAUTIFULL OPUNTIA MICRODASYS WITH YELLOW GLOCHIDES, DANGEROUS FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW THAT WHEN YOU TOUCH THIS PLANT YOU GET INVISIBLE TINY LITTLE HOOKS IN YOU SKIN WHO ARE VERY PAINFULL AND VERY DIFFICULT TO REMOVE, THE PLANT LOOKS VERY CUDDLY DONT YOU  THINK ? BUT I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT, I ONCE HAD A  AN OPUNTIA MICRODASYS YOU SEE !

THIS IS A SUCCULENT BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE SO I DON’T HAVE A NAME FOR IT

A CUTE AGAVE

NO THIS IS NOT A POND !

THIS WORK OF ART IS A PIECE OF A PALMTREE TRUNK

AN UNKNOWN SUCCULENT FOR ME BUT LOOK AT THOSE LEAFS !

THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FLORA BUT TO SHOW YOU HOW HOT IT CAN BE IN TUNISIA I WANT TO SHOW YOU A PIECE OF MOLTEN SAND FROM THE DESSERT, YOU CAN BUY THESE CLUMPS EVERYWHERE IN TUNISIA, SMALL PIECES AND HUGE ONES

AN ALOE I THINK

RIPE FRUITS ON TOP OF A THORNLESS OPUNTIA, IF ANYONE KNOWS THE NAME OF THIS OPUNTIA PLEASE TELL ME, OEPS NOW I SEE IT HAS A FEW THORNS

This is just a small part of the flora from Tunisia ofcourse. They have olive tree’s, apricots, almonds, grapes ,lots of succulents and cacti and lots of fresh vegetables. The hotels are nice and clean, the people are friendly and the food is delicious so we certainly will go back there.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND READING MY BLOG

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