Photos Tropical Flowers/Foliage

Croton.

Croton.

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Teak tree photo, Flecker Botanical Gardens, Cairns Botanic gardens, Four mile beach Port Douglas photos, Magpie geese photos, Centenary Lakes, flower photos, Syzigium wilsonii photo, Alpinia purpurata photo, Dichorisandra thyrsiflora photo, Pachystachys lutea photo, golden candles photo, Poinsettia Euphorbia pulcherrima photo, Jade vine photos, Strongylodon macrobotrys photos, Pseuderanthemum ‘Blue Heaven’ photo, Justicia aurea photo, Brownea macrophylla photo, Panama flame photo, Mucuna bennetii photo, Flame of the forest photo, Caladium, Colvillea racemosa photo, Cochliostema odoratissimum photo, Yucca photo, Turnera photo, Neomarica gracilis photos.

A small Australian native bee visits a Turnera flower, early in the morning, after rain. Photo: David Clode.

A small Australian native bee visits a Turnera flower, early in the morning, after rain. Photo: David Clode.

A busy bee visits a Turnera flower.

A lynx spider has caught a small native bee. Photo: David Clode.

A lynx spider has caught a small native bee. Photo: David Clode.

An Australian Lynx spider has caught an Australian native bee (same species as the photo above). The pink daisy flower is an Argeranthemum cultivar.

Solandra maxima, about 20 cm across. Atherton. Photo: David Clode.

Solandra maxima, about 20 cm across. Atherton. Photo: David Clode.

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Solandra maxima.

Solandra maxima.

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Cochliostema odoratissimum, native to Ecuador. Cairns Botanic gardens.

Cochliostema odoratissimum, native to Ecuador. Cairns Botanic gardens.

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Rain drops on the growing tip and new leaves of a Cadagi gum Eucalyptus torelliana. Atherton Tablelands, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

Rain drops on the growing tip and new leaves of a Cadagi gum Eucalyptus torelliana. Atherton Tablelands, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Close up of Yucca flowers. Photo: David Clode.

Close up of Yucca flowers. Photo: David Clode.

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Pseuderanthemum 'Blue Heaven'.

Pseuderanthemum ‘Blue Heaven’.

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Four Mile beach, Port Douglas.

Beach, Port Douglas.

Port Douglas, North Queensland. There is another Port Douglas photo on the “Photos 1” page.

Powder-puff Syzigium

Syzigium wilsonii flower, Flecker Botanic Gardens.

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,

I would still plant my apple tree”

Martin Luther

Teak tree, Tectona grandis, Cairns botanic gardens

Alpinia purpurata, Flecker Botanic Gardens.

Alpinia purpurata.

Flambouyant foliage, Caladium

Flambouyant foliage, Caladium

Flambouyant foliage, Caladium.

A Green Treefrog Litoria caerulea on a Caladium leaf. Photo: David Clode.

A Green Treefrog Litoria caerulea on a Caladium leaf. Photo: David Clode.

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Croton.

Croton.

Flambouyant foliage, Croton.

Croton 2.

Croton 2.

Flambouyant foliage, Croton.

Croton leaves. Photo: David Clode.

Croton leaves. Photo: David Clode.

Croton

Croton leaves. Photo: David Clode.

Croton leaves. Photo: David Clode.

Croton

Dramatic leaves.

Dramatic leaves.

Flambouyant foliage

Backlit leaf. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Backlit leaf. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Flambouyant leaf

Dramatic leaves, Aglaonema cv.

Dramatic leaves, Aglaonema cv.

Flambouyant foliage

Begonia leaf.

Begonia leaf.

Flambouyant foliage, Begonia.

Begonia leaves. Photo: David Clode.

Begonia leaves. Photo: David Clode.

Begonia leaves.

Poinsettia photo Euphorbia pulcherrima.

Poinsettia photo Euphorbia pulcherrima.

Flambouyant foliage, Poinsettia Euphorbia pulcherrima.

Colourful tropical foliage.

Colourful tropical foliage.

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Cairns Botanic gardens – Dichorisandra thyrsiflora.

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora, Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Golden candles or shrimp plant, Pachstachys lutea.

Golden Candles. Photo: David Clode.

Golden Candles. Photo: David Clode.

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Xanthostemon youngii. Phot: Cairns Botanic Gardens. David Clode.

Xanthostemon youngii. Photo: Cairns Botanic Gardens. David Clode.

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Jade vine flowers, close up. Strongylodon macrobotrys. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Tracts4free.wordpress.com

Jade vine, Strongylodon macrobotrys. The colour reproduction is very close to the real colour – a most unusual pale pastel teal, which is very rare in flowers. Ixia viridiflora has a  similar colour. The Jade vine is related to the better known Wisteria and Laburnum, as well as Mucuna bennettii, the New Guinea “Flame of the Forest”(see below). Mucuna pruriens is used in Africa and South America as a green manure crop to improve soils (see my other site, http://reforestation.me).

The wonderful, icy turqouise-green flowers of the Jade Vine. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

Jade Vine, Strongylodon macrobotrys.

Jade Vine.

Jade Vine. cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Jade Vine.

Jade Vine. Photo: David Clode.

Jade Vine. Photo: David Clode.

Jade Vine.

Justicia aurea, Cairns Botanic gardens. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

Justicia aurea, Cairns botanic gardens.

Justicia carnea.

Justicia carnea.

Justicia carnea.

Brownea macrophylla

Brownea macrophylla flower, “Panama Flame”.

Heliconia 'Sexy Pink'. Photo: David Clode.

Heliconia ‘Sexy Pink’. Photo: David Clode.

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New Guinea “Flame of the Forest”. Tracts4free.wordpress.com.

The “Flame of the Forest” from New Guinea, Mucuna bennetii. A giant jungle vine which covers whole trees, and to Australians, is like a Sturt’s desert pea (missing the black blotch) on steroids.

Colvillea racemosa from Madagascar. Full of nectar, attracting birds such as rainbow lorikeets. Notice the small native bees visiting for nectar and pollen.

“Stop wandering off!”

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