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Mount Maringma, Guyana

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Photos taken by Tim McDowell unless otherwise indicated.

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Main Trip

Suoojnauth Tiwari and Vicki Funk at a stop along the Linden - Rockstone road. Photo by T. McDowell. Karasabai Savanna. Photo by T. McDowell. View at top of Kaieteur Falls. Photo by T. McDowell. Along Corentyne River. Photo by T. McDowell. Towards Utshe River Falls. Photo by T. McDowell.
Dredges - Potaro. Garroway bridge. Photo by T. McDowell. Eping River top side. Photo by T. McDowell. Baramita airstrip. Photo by T. McDowell. Goldmining Essequibo - Potaro. Brazilian Dredge. Photo by C. L. Kelloff.

Trip 1

Near St. Cuthberts Mission. Photo by: V. Funk. Flooded savanna in Sand Track to St. Cuthberts Mission. Photo by: V. Funk. Stop in Sand Track to St. Cuthberts Mission. Photo by T. McDowell. T. McDowell, S. Tiwari and Ivan Rodriguez and his wife at their house. Photo by: V. Funk. View of Essequibo River. Photo by T. McDowell.
McDowell pressing plants on road to Rockstone. Photo by: V. Funk. Camping on savanna near St. Cuthberts Mission. Photo by: V. Funk. Norantea guianensis Aubl. (Marcgraviaceae), McDowell 1779. Photo by: V. Funk. View of Demerara River at Linden Town. Photo by: V. Funk. Cargo ship at Linden, Demerara River. Photo by: V. Funk.
Abandoned bauxite mine, near Linden. Photo by: V. Funk.

Trip 2

Near Karanambo. Photo by T. McDowell. Karanambo airstrip. Photo by T. McDowell. Combretum fruticosum (Loefl.) Stuntz (Combretaceae), McDowell 1829. Photo by T. McDowell. Surama Community Center. Photo by T. McDowell. Karasabai savanna. Photo by T. McDowell.
Giant otter, Pteronura brasiliensis. Photo by T. McDowell. View of Surama village. Photo by T. McDowell. Georgetown - Lethem new constructed road. Photo by T. McDowell. Christian Feuillet and Pedro Acevedo traveling along the newly cleared right-of-way.of the Georgetown - Lethem road. Photo by T. McDowell. Orchidaceae. Photo by T. McDowell.
Surama school building. Photo by T. McDowell. Tabebuia ochracea (Cham.) Standl. ssp. heterotricha (DC.) A.H. Gentry (Bignoniaceae) McDowell 2151. Photo by T. McDowell. Specimen of Psidium sp. (Myrtaceae). Photo by T. McDowell. Karasabai savannas. Photo by T. McDowell. Gustavia augusta L. (Lecythidaceae), McDowell 1893. Photo by T. McDowell.
Specimen of Erythroxylum sp. (Erythroxylaceae). Photo by T. McDowell. P. Acevedo pressing plants. Photo by T. McDowell.

Trip 3

Kaieteur Falls from a plane. Photo by T. McDowell. Psittacanthus lasianthus Sandwith (Lorantaceae). Specimen not collected. This parasitic plant, or “mistletoe”, is endemic to the Guiana Shield, and Kaieteur is the type locality. Photo by T. McDowell.

Trip 4

Baba Grant logging camp, used as base camp at Corentyne River. Photo by T. McDowell. Araceae. Photo by T. McDowell. Gold mining dredge along Corentyne River. Photo by T. McDowell. Ferry to cross Demerara River, New Amsterdam. Photo by T. McDowell.

Trip 5

Aristolochia leprieurii Duch. (Aristolochiaceae), McDowell 2703. Photo by T. McDowell. Tillandsia fendleri Griseb. (Bromeliaceae), McDowell 2583. Photo by T. McDowell. Doorjoohan Gopaul piloting a boat with specimens, on the collecting excursion on the Kamarang River. Photo by T. McDowell. Schizaea elegans (Vahl) Sw. (Schizaeaceae), McDowell 2764. Photo by T. McDowell. The Utshe River camp site with tarpaulins removed from the frame. The crew is packing their warishi backpacks in preparation for hiking. Photo by T. McDowell.
Utshe River. Photo by T. McDowell. Savanna. Photo by T. McDowell. The summit of Mount Waleliwatipu, about 7 km north of Paruima Village, where the collecting team spent the first night out of the village. This is the collection site for McDowell et al. 2930 to 3000. Photo by T. McDowell. Terminalia quintalata Maguire (Combretaceae), McDowell 2846. Photo by T. McDowell. View on trail towards Utshe River Falls. Photo by T. McDowell.
Epidendrum sp. (Orchidaceae). Photo by T. McDowell. Orchidaceae. Photo by T. McDowell. View near Utshe River. View of a Tepui. Photo by T. McDowell. Anthurium sp. (Araceae). Photo by T. McDowell.
Crossing Utshe River. Photo by T. McDowell. Byrsonima sp. (Malpighiaceae). Photo by T. McDowell. Paruima Village. Photo by T. McDowell. Canna indica L. (Cannaceae), McDowell 2585. Photo by T. McDowell. Dioclea guianensis Benth. (Fabaceae-Papil.), McDowell 2688. Photo by T. McDowell.
Gurania sp. (Cucurbitaceae). Photo by T. McDowell.

Trip 6

Dredge on the Potaro River. Photo by T. McDowell. Specimen of Costus sp. (Costaceae). Photo by T. McDowell. Clusia sp. (Clusiaceae). Photo by T. McDowell. Psychotria potaroensis (Sandwith) Steyerm. (Rubiaceae). Photo by T. McDowell. Rubiaceae, near Mahdia. Photo by T. McDowell.
Thurnia sphaerocephala (Rudge) Hook. f. (Thurniaceae), McDowell 3560. Photo by T. McDowell. Bob Brown (left), a YCI student and  Gopaul (back) at Rupununi River. Photo by T. McDowell. Prosthechea vespa (Vell.)W.E. Higgins (Orchidaceae), McDowell 3344. Photo by T. McDowell. Passiflora glandulosa Cav. (Passifloraceae), McDowell 3426. Photo by T. McDowell. Aechmea mertensii (G. Mey) Schult. & Schult. f. Bromeliaceae Mcdowell 3333. Photo by T. McDowell.
Genipa spruceana Steyerm. (Rubiaceae),  McDowell 3259. Photo by T. McDowell. Triplaris weigeltiana (Rchb.) Kuntze (Polygonaceae), McDowell 3394. Photo by T. McDowell. Essequibo River towards Apoteri. Photo by T. McDowell. Mabea speciosa Müll. Arg. ssp. speciosa  (Euphorbiaceae), Mcdowell 3434. Photo by T. McDowell.

Trip 7

Achening airstrip, Mazaruni River. Photo by T. McDowell. Vochysia tetraphylla (G. Mey.) DC. (Vochysiaceae), McDowell 3744. Photo by T. McDowell. Costus sp. (Costaceae), Elizabeth Creek, Mahdia. Photo by T. McDowell.

Trip 8

Schlegelia spruceana K. Schum (Bignoniaceae), McDowell 3837. Photo by T. McDowell. Triplaris surinamensis Cham. (Polygonaceae). Photo by T. McDowell. Test pit for diamonds, Eping River. Photo by T. McDowell. Cyclanthaceae. Photo by T. McDowell. Kurupung. Photo by T. McDowell.
Passiflora garckei Mast. (Passifloraceae), McDowell 4000. Photo by T. McDowell. Allison Stobey holding specimens of McDowell and Stobey 4006, Spathanthus unilateralis (Rudge) Desv. (Rapateaceae) on the left, and 4007, Thurnia sphaerocephala (Rudge) Hook. f. (Thurniaceae) on the right. Photo by T. McDowell. Rapatea membranacea Maguire (Rapateaceae), McDowell 3932. Photo by T. McDowell. Solanum sp. (Solanaceae). Photo by T. McDowell.

Trip 9

Young tarantula. Photo by T. McDowell. Dawa, pumphouse. Photo by T. McDowell. View at Tapacuma. Photo by T. McDowell. Carambolas, Averrhoa carambola (Oxalidaceae), cultivated edible, not collected. Photo by T. McDowell.

Trip 10

Nymphoides indica (L.) Kuntze (Menyanthaceae), a rooted aquatic collected at Lama Creek, Mcdowell 4159. Photo by T. McDowell. Guyanese boat at Lama Creek. Photo by T. McDowell.

Trip 11

Near Baramita. Photo by T. McDowell. Tabernaemontana sp. (Apocinaceae). Photo by T. McDowell. Gustavia poeppigiana O. Berg (Lecythidaceae), McDowell 4343. Photo by T. McDowell. Cactaceae. Photo by T. McDowell.

Trip 12

View along Potaro River. Photo by T. McDowell. Operation of a gold sluice at the Adams family’s “porkknocker” camp on Minihaha Creek, near the base of Ebini Mountain. Carol Kelloff is standing to the right. Photo by T. McDowell. Fern. Photo by T. McDowell. Stigmaphyllon sinuatum (DC.) A. Juss. (Malpighiaceae), McDowell 4822. Photo by T. McDowell. Stigmaphyllon sinuatum (DC.) A. Juss. (Malpighiaceae), McDowell 4822. Photo by T. McDowell.
Potaro to Madhia mining. Photo by T. McDowell.

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