Sakugoro Hirase observed swimming sperm (motile spermatozoids) for the first time in the seeds of a female Ginkgo tree growing in the Botanical Garden of the University of Tokyo in Japan on September 9, 1896. Hirase proved that the Ginkgo had an intermediate position between ferns and conifers and therefore Professor M. Engler established a new family Ginkgoacea (1897), order Ginkgoales (1898).

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Japan

Cherry trees in Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan


Beautiful Tokyo, Japan

Bamboo Forest JAPAN*

Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

Brazilian Grape Tree (also known as Jabuticaba) does not use branches to grow fruits. It grows fruits (and flowers) directly on the trunk.

The dancing trees by hknatuurfoto (Hans Koster) on Flickr as seen on



magnolia blossoms

ferns, captured by Sonja Lyon Photography

Robada apricots on tree


fruit tree in bloom. blossoms

sitting beneath the fruit trees...

Red Crab Claw Heliconia Wow - what a flowering exotic and a long lasting cut flower. Flower all through summer.