Photos Flowers 1

Strelitsia reginae Bird of paradise flower. photo: David Clode

Strelitzia reginae Bird of paradise flower. photo: David Clode

Reforestation.me – Miscellaneous photos to download and print. If you are interested in reforestation and agroforestry, you may like some of these photos of trees, plants, flowers, etc. Hopefully I will be adding many more photos to this page (or pages). You are free to use these photos for personal or educational use, to give away to friends etc. They could be useful for educational purposes, screensavers, etc., but do not use them for any commercial purposes without my permission. I would also appreciate it if you acknowledge the photographer (David Clode).

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Bombax ceiba Red silk cotton tree. Photo: David Clode

Bombax ceiba Red silk cotton tree. Photo: David Clode

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Fernandoa abbreviate Bidgood tree from tropical Africa. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Fernandoa abbreviata Bidgood tree from tropical Africa. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Jade vine. Strongy;odon macrobotrys. Photo: David Clode.

Jade vine. Strongylodon macrobotrys. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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New Guinea flame of the forest vine Mucuna bennetii. Photo: David Clode.

New Guinea flame of the forest vine Mucuna bennetii. Photo: David Clode.

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Mucuna Bennetii. Photo: David Clode.

Mucuna Bennetii. Photo: David Clode.

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Orchid.

Orchid.

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Phalaenopsis hybrid orchid. Photo: David Clode.

Phalaenopsis hybrid orchid. Photo: David Clode.

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Phalaenopsis.

Phalaenopsis.

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Phalaenopsis.

Phalaenopsis.

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Chinese Ground Orchid.

Chinese Ground Orchid.

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Stephanotis floribunda. Photo: David Clode.

Stephanotis floribunda. Photo: David Clode.

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A weird flower in the arum lily family Spathicarpa saggitiflia. Cairns botanic gardens conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

A weird flower in the arum lily family Spathicarpa saggitifolia. Cairns Botanic Gardens Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

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Porcelain ginger. Photo: David Clode.

Porcelain ginger. Kuranda. Photo: David Clode.

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Pride of Burma. Amherstia nobilis. Photo: David Clode

Pride of Burma. Amherstia nobilis. Photo: David Clode

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Dendrobium canaliculatum Tea tree orchid. Photo: David Clode.

Dendrobium canaliculatum Tea tree orchid. Photo: David Clode.

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Bromeliad. Photo: David Clode.

Bromeliad. Photo: David Clode.

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Tillandsia in flower. Cairns Botanic gardens.

Tillandsia in flower. Cairns Botanic gardens.

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Brazilian walking iris, Neomarica gracilis. Photo: David Clode

Brazilian walking iris, Neomarica gracilis. Home grown. Photo: David Clode

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Partly opened flower of a Brazilian Iris Neomarica gracilis. Phot: David Clode.

Partly opened flower of a Brazilian Walking Iris Neomarica gracilis. Photo: David Clode.

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Red Ixora (Cv. Prince of Wales?). Photo: David Clode.

Red Ixora (Cv. Prince of Wales?). Photo: David Clode.

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Tropical Crepe Myrtle. Lagerstroemia indica. Photo: David Clode.

Tropical Crepe Myrtle. Lagerstroemia indica. Photo: David Clode.

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Bromeliad.

Bromeliad.

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Mussaenda philippica. photo: David Clode.

Mussaenda philippica. Photo: David Clode.

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Rothmannia longiflora. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Rothmannia longiflora. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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A gecko has found a home inside a Rothmannia flower. Photo: David Clode.

A gecko has found a home inside a Rothmannia longiflora flower. Photo: David Clode.

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Spider lily Hymenocallis. Photo: David Clode.

Spider lily Hymenocallis. Photo: David Clode.

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Crinum species, possibly asiatica. River Lily. Photo: David Clode.

Crinum species, possibly asiatica. River Lily. Photo: David Clode.

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Melastoma affine. Photo: David Clode.

Melastoma affine. Photo: David Clode.

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Madagascan periwinkle Catharanthus rosea (prev, Vinca rosea). This plant is also medicinal and is used in the treatment of leukemia. Photo: David Clode.

Madagascan Periwinkle Catharanthus rosea (prev, Vinca rosea). This plant is also medicinal and is used in the treatment of leukaemia. Photo: David Clode.

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Adenium obesum desert rose or Impala Lily. Photo: David Clode.

Adenium obesum Desert Rose or Impala Lily. Photo: David Clode.

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Black Orchid, Coelogyne pandurata.

The unusual Black Orchid, Coelogyne pandurata, native to Malaysia. I like the yellowish, “Granny Smith apple” green, as well as the markings in black. Cairns Botanic gardens.

The Black orchid, Coelogyne pandurata.

The Black Orchid, Coelogyne pandurata.

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Phalaenopsis orchid. Photo: David Clode.

Phalaenopsis orchid. Photo: David Clode.

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Orange lacewing Butterfly Cethosia penthesilea visiting a Phalaenopsis orchid. Cairns Botanic Gardens Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.. Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

Orange Lacewing Butterfly Cethosia penthesilea visiting a Phalaenopsis orchid. Cairns Botanic Gardens Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

See the ‘Photos Butterflies’ page for more butterfly photos.

Phalaenopsis orchid. Photo: David Clode.

Phalaenopsis orchid. Photo: David Clode.

Phalaenopsis cultivar.

Phalaenopsis 'Thani's pick'. Cairns Botanic Gardens Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

Phalaenopsis ‘Thani’s pick’. Cairns Botanic Gardens Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

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Dendrobium orchid. Ciarns Bot gardens Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

Dendrobium orchid. Cairns Botanic Gardens Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

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Dendrobium orchid. Photo: David Clode.

Dendrobium orchid. Photo: David Clode.

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Yellow hybrid dendrobium Orchid. Conservatory cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Yellow hybrid Dendrobium Orchid. Conservatory Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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A dainty Dendrobium form the Philippines. Cairns Botanic Gardens Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

A dainty Dendrobium form the Philippines. Cairns Botanic Gardens Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

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Phaleria clerodendrum

The coconut-scented, butterfly-attracting flowers of Phaleria clerodendrum grow straight out of the tree trunk. The phenomenon of flowers and fruits growing straight out of the tree trunk is called cauliflory (caul means stem and flory is to do with flowers). In rain forests this is quite common, presumably because there are pollenators and seed dispersal agents from the ground to the top of the canopy, and plants aren’t limited to birds and bees. The term for flowers and fruits emanating from branches is ramiflory. The flowers in this photo will be followed by crimson fruits, poisonous to humans. Cairns Botanic gardens, Australia.

Saraca thaipingensis, flowering directly out of the trunk and branches (cauliflory and ranmiflory). Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Saraca thaipingensis, flowering directly out of the trunk and branches (cauliflory and ranmiflory). Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Zinnias.

Zinnias, growing in a vegetable garden in Cairns

Medinilla miniata.

Medinilla miniata.

The enormous solar panel leaves of the cunjevoi or elephant's ear plant. Photo: David Clode,

The enormous solar panel leaves of the cunjevoi or elephant’s ear plant. Photo: David Clode,

Cunjevoi Alocasia macrorrhizos.

Strophanthus gratus. photo: David Clode.

Strophanthus gratus. photo: David Clode.

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African Fiddleleaf fig.

Leaf veins, Ficus lyrata. For similar leaf veins of a Gardenia, see “Photos Flowers 2”.

Upright leaf veins, Fiddleleaf fig.

Fiddleleaf fig leaf veins.

Ficus lyrata leaf

Fig leaf veins.

Ficus lyrata leaf veins.

Ficus lyrata leaf veins.

Leaf veins.

Fiddle leaf fig leaf veins.

Fiddleleaf fig leaf veins.

Leaf veins.

Backlit leaf of Ficus lyrata

Backlit leaf veins of Ficus lyrata.

Leaf veins, Ficus lyrata, the Fiddleleaf fig.

The prominent leaf veins of the Fiddleleaf fig, Ficus lyrata, native to Tropical Africa. Manipulated photo.

Backlit leaf. The colour is fairly accurate. Cairns Botanis gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Backlit leaf. The colour is fairly accurate. Cairns Botanis gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Backlit leaf. Colour is fairly accurate. Photo: David Clode.

Backlit leaf. Colour is fairly accurate. Photo: David Clode.

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Rhaphidophora cryptantha.

Jungle creeper.

Rhaphidophora cryptantha

Rhaphidophora cryptantha

A close up, more abstract view of Rhaphidophora cryptantha.

Ceiba speciosa (Chorisia speciosa).

The thorny trunk of the Silk-Floss Tree, Ceiba speciosa (previously Chorisia speciosa)native to South America. The tree has beautiful flowers, and the seeds are attached to a kapok like material.

Close up of thorns of Ceiba.

Close up of thorns of Ceiba.

Close up of the thorns of Ceiba speciosa.

Golden candles or shrimp plant. Justicia aurea. photo: David Clode.

Golden candles or shrimp plant. Justicia aurea. Photo: David Clode.

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Maniltoa browneoides handkerchief tree, New Guinea. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Maniltoa browneoides Handkerchief Tree, native to New Guinea. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Tecomanthe dendrophila. New Guine creeper. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Tecomanthe dendrophila ‘Shannon’. New Guinea Creeper. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Glory vine Faradaya (splendida?). photo: David Clode.

Glory vine Faradaya splendida. photo: David Clode.

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Stifftia chrysantha. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Stifftia chrysantha. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Backlit Heliconia leaves.

Backlit Heliconia foliage.

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