Photos Tropical Flowers/Palm Leaves

Mating Pale green Triangle butterflies Graphium euryplus. Photo: David Clode

Mating Pale Green Triangle butterflies Graphium euryplus. Photo: David Clode

Free photos to download and print.

Etlingera elatior photos, moss photo, Alpinia zerumbet photo, Alpinia purpurata photo, Poinsettia photo, Tithonia diversifolia photo, Neomarica gracilis photo, Alcantarea imperialis photo (Vriesia imperialis photo), Heliconia ‘Sexy Pink’ photo, Heliconia photos, Lobster claw photos, Podranea brycei photo, Bismarckia nobilis photo, Bismarck palm photo, Aphelandra sinclaireana photo, Gustavia superba photo, Calliandra ‘Pink Poodle’ photo, Johannesteijsmannia altifrons photo, free palm photos to download and print.

“I am an average photographer,

with a great God.” Ken Duncan

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“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection,

not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime” Martin Luther

Pink torch ginger, Etlingera elatior.

Pink Torch, Etlingera elatior, Cairns botanic gardens. These flowers have a waxy, cabbage leaf feel to them, and the young flower buds are eaten and considered a delicacy in Indonesia.

Red Torch, Etlingera elatior.

Red Torch.

Honeysuckle in the rain. Lake Barrine. David Clode.

Honeysuckle in the rain. Lake Barrine. David Clode.

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Cunjevoi leaf - a giant solar panel. Photo: David Clode.

Cunjevoi leaf – a giant solar panel. Photo: David Clode.

Cunjevoi leaf.

Moss growing on the knobbly trunk of a cycad.

Moss photo.

The ginger, Alpinia zerumbet from S. E. Asia.

Alpinia zerumbet

Orchid.

Orchid.

The largest orchid in the world, Grammatophylum papuanum, Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Dendrobium canaliculatum, tea tree orchid, with very small and graceful flowers. Photo: David Clode.

Dendrobium canaliculatum, tea tree orchid, with very small and graceful flowers. Photo: David Clode.

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Phalaenopsis orchid. Photo: David Clode.

Phalaenopsis orchid. Photo: David Clode.

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Orchid, Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Orchid, Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Portulaca grandiflora. Photo: David Clode.

Portulaca grandiflora. Photo: David Clode.

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Portulaca grandiflora. Photo: David Clode.

Portulaca grandiflora. Photo: David Clode.

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Poinsettia, Euphorbia pulcherrima.

Poinsettia

Tithonia diversifolia. A shrubby sunflower native to Mexico.

Tithonia diversifolia

Yellow gerbera and petunias.

Yellow gerbera and petunias.

A yellow gerbera and petunias in a garden I made.

Pink gerbera and petunias.

Pink gerbera and petunias.

Pink gerbera and petunias.

Brazilian walking iris.

Brazilian walking iris, Neomarica gracilis.

African Iris Dietes bicolor.

African Iris Dietes bicolor.

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Dietes bicolor African Iris. Photo: David Clode.

Dietes bicolor African Iris. Photo: David Clode.

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The striking foliage of Alcantarea imperialis (prev. Vriesia imperialis), one of the largest bromeliads. Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland, Australia.

Podranea brycei

monocostus uniflorus.

monocostus uniflorus.

Monocostus uniflorus

Heliconia. It is hard to beat a flower which looks like this, and is called ‘Sexy Pink’!

Heliconia ‘Sexy Pink’ flower

Heliconia 'Sexy Pink'. Photo: David Clode.

Heliconia ‘Sexy Pink’. Photo: David Clode.

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Heliconia cv.

Heliconia cv.

Heliconia cultivar.

Heliconia cultivar.

Heliconia flower

Yellow Heliconia. Photo: David Clode.

Yellow Heliconia. Photo: David Clode.

Heliconia flower.

Hekiconia flower. Photo: David Clode,

Hekiconia flower. Photo: David Clode,

Heliconia flower

Heliconia cultivar – Crab claw or Lobster claw.

Heliconia cultivar.

Heliconia psittacorum. Cairns Botanic Garden.

Heliconia psittacorum. Cairns Botanic Garden.

Heliconia psittacorum.

A gecko on a heliconia flower. Cairns Botanic gardens.

A gecko on a heliconia flower. Cairns Botanic gardens.

A gecko licks up nectar from a Heliconia flower.

Gecko on a spiral ginger flower.

Gecko on a spiral ginger flower.

A gecko on a spiral ginger flower.

Everlasting daisy. Upwey, Victoria. Photo: David Clode.

Everlasting daisy. Upwey, Victoria. Photo: David Clode.

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Fuchsia 'Lord Byron'. My sister's garden in Upwey, Victoria, Australia. Photo: David Clode

Fuchsia ‘Lord Byron’. My sister’s garden in Upwey, Victoria, Australia. Photo: David Clode

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Mussaenda pilippica white form. Cairns botanic gardens.

Mussaenda philippica white form. Cairns botanic gardens.

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Johannesteijsmannia altifrons palm leaves. Photo: David Clode.

Johannesteijsmannia altifrons palm leaves. Photo: David Clode.

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The delightfully symmetrical leaves of the palm, Johannesteijsmannia altifrons.

The beautiful leaves of the fan palm, Johannesteijsmannia altifrons.

Fan palm leaves, Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Fan palm

Fan palm foliage.

Fan palm

Johannesteijsmannia altifrons leaves.

Fan palm

J. magnifica

J. magnifica

Johannesteijsmannia magnifica. The underside of the huge leaves is white.

Licuala cordata

Licuala cordata

Licuala cordata

Licuala cordtata leaf

Licuala cordtata leaf

Licuala cordata

Licuala leaf. Photo: David Clode.

Licuala leaf. Photo: David Clode.

Licuala

DSCF1771licramsayi

Licuala ramsayi, the Daintree fan palm, Cape Tribulation beach.

Licuala Palm Leaves. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Licuala Palm Leaves. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Licuala leaves.

Bismarck Palm, Bismarckia nobilis from Madagascar.

The glorious silvery-grey fronds of the Bismarck palm.

The scented, camellia-like flower of Gustavia superba

Gustavia flower

Gustavia superba flower.

Gustavia close up.

Gustavia stamens.

Gustavia stamens

 

Gustavia

The unusual pink and orange flowers of Aphelandra sinclaireana. Flecker Botanic Gardens, Cairns.

Aphelandra sinclaireana, Cairns botanic gardens.

Calliandra ‘Pink Poodle’

Calliandra cv. ‘Pink Poodle’ in my garden.

Thorns close up, Ceiba speciosa

Thorns close up, Ceiba speciosa

Close up photo of the thorns on a Ceiba speciosa (Chorisia speciosa) tree.

Thorny tree trunk.

Thorny tree trunk.

Another thorny tree trunk (a different type of tree – Hura crepitans, Sandbox tree).

Thorny tree trunk.

Thorny tree trunk.

Thorny tree trunk.

Ornamental ginger, Alpinia purpurata.

Ornamental ginger, Alpinia purpurata.

Zinnias in a vegetable garden in Cairns.

Zinnias in a vegetable garden in Cairns.

A flower in the ginger family.

A flower in the ginger family.

 

A flower in the ginger family.

Chinese ground orchid.

Chinese ground orchid.

Chinese ground orchid Bletilla, with plumbago Plumbago auriculata in the background.

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Pride of Burma. Amherstia nobilis. Photo: David Clode.

Pride of Burma. Amherstia nobilis. Photo: David Clode.

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Melastoma affine. Photo: David Clode.

Melastoma affine. Photo: David Clode.

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Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. Photo: David Clode.

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. Photo: David Clode.

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“More than anything, I must have flowers, always, always.”

Claude Monet, talking to his gardeners at Giverny.

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