Agricultural land with tea and sugar cane plantations covers more than half of the island. Other agriculture goods are bananas, potatoes, coconuts and cereals. Inland plateau hosts a number of ficus species, hibiscus and eucalyptus, wetlands mangroves and palm trees. Flowering buganviliea, frangipane (Michelia champaca), hibiscus, lotus and Victoria regia. And botanic garden in Pamplemousses is not to be missed - over 50 different palm tree species, plethora of bamboos and other tropical trees.
1 Fragrant frangipane bush flower (Michelia champaca, plumeria tree) was picked as the symbol of Mauritius.
2 This a special kind of hibiscus - Hibiscus schizopetalus, originating from Madagascar, but popular in whole East Africa.
4 This marvellous and large pond is in the botanical garden in Pamplemousses (center of the island). Victoria regia originates from Amazonia. Its leaf can carry a baby and the flower only lasts 48 hours. It florishes first as white, by end of the first day it turns pink and by end of its blossoming it is dark violet.
5 Lotus pond is also in botanical garden in Pamplemousses (center of the island) right next to Victoria Regia pond.
8 Tea plantations are located on the plateau. Tea from Mauritius is as famous and as good as true Sri Lankan (Ceylon) tea.