Me climbing up the new spiny Solanum tree. There are curved prickles on all the thick branches and getting down again was pretty painful.
Much better than yesterday. We found a plant of the new species which I discovered in Kenya in May 2009. It grew in exactly the same type of ecosystem as the Kenyan plants, around 2000 m elevation in the wet mountain, and was surrounded by similar vegetation. But today’s plant was at least 6m tall, with several thick trunks – significantly bigger than anything I saw in Kenya. I will have to edit my description of this species to say that it can become a tree!
View of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area