JARDÍN BOTÁNICO LA LAGUNA

This is a mid-sized botanical garden on the outskirts of San Salvador. For pics of other parts of San Salvador), go here.

Entrance to the garden...this was primarily a forested garden...



A jungle trail in the garden (though mostly with non-native plants)...



There were numerous bromeliads (both native and non-native)...



This bromeliad is rather unusual...



Closeup of a cacao tree (Theobroma cacao). Even though this is common in El Salvador, it has been suggested that this is native to the Amazon and was spread by man to Central America.



Some really nice anthuriums...



There was a little bit of "autumn foliage" with this queen's crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia speciosa)...



An interesting ginger (Zingiber spectabile) with blooms very low to the ground...



Despite being mostly a wet garden, there were some cacti (most, if not all, native to Central America)...



Nice view (including some sort of Maranta sp., the prayer plant)...



Scarlet flame bean (Brownea coccinea) with the cauliflorous blossoms connected to the trunk and main branches...



Large screw pines (Pandanus tectorius)...



One of the Central American oaks (this was labeled as Quercus aaata)...



A very thick, dark bamboo forest...



Starburst bush (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) in bloom...



Broader view...



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