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Giant Titan Arum Lily Amorphophallus titanum. Photo: David Clode. Cairns Botanic gardens.

Giant Titan Arum Lily Amorphophallus titanum. Photo: David Clode. Cairns Botanic gardens.

Photos to download and print of trees, leaves, flowers etc. These photos are free for you to download, print, use as desk top backgounds, etc. (for personal or educational use) for yourself and to give away to friends. Please do not use them for commercial purposes without my permission, or without acknowledgement of the photographer.

In particular, check out the photo of the amazing Titan Arum Lily, and photos of other members of the bizarre arum lily family.

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The bizarre flowers of the Poison Arrow Vine from tropical Africa - long tendrils hang down from the flowers. Strophanthus preussii. Photo: David Clode.

The bizarre flowers of the Poison Arrow Vine from tropical Africa – long tendrils hang down from the flowers. Strophanthus preussii. Photo: David Clode.

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Strophanthus preussii close up. Photo: David Clode. Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Strophanthus preussii close up. Photo: David Clode. Cairns Botanic Gardens.

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Nor flowers of course, but insect traps. Pitcher plant Nepenthes sp. Photo: David Clode.

Not flowers of course, but insect traps. Pitcher plant Nepenthes sp. Photo: David Clode.

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Photo: Aaron Burden on unsplash.com.

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Photo: Aaron Burden on unsplash.com.

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Ylang ylang flowers, used in making perfume. Canaga odorata. Photo: David Clode.

Ylang ylang flowers, used in making perfume. Canaga odorata. Photo: David Clode.

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Rain droplets. Photo: David Clode.

Rain droplets. Photo: David Clode.

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Brazilian Cloak. Photo: David Clode.

Brazilian Cloak. Photo: David Clode.

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Wood-rotting fungus. Photo: David Clode.

Wood-rotting fungus. Photo: David Clode.

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The beautiful scented flower of Gustavia superba, native to South American rain forests.

The beautiful scented flower of Gustavia superba, native to South American rain forests. Photo: David Clode

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A green ant visits a Gustavia flower. Photo: David Clode.

A green ant visits a Gustavia flower. Photo: David Clode.

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Cannon ball tree flower. Photo: David Clode.

Cannon ball tree flower. Couroupita guineensis. Photo: David Clode.

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Mucuna sp. Saltwater Lake, Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

Mucuna sp. Saltwater Lake, Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

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Tropical flower, Cairns.

Pseuderanthemum, native to Vanuatu. Cairns.

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Brownea macrophylla. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Brownea macrophylla. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Murraya paniculata. Photo: David Clode.

Murraya paniculata. Photo: David Clode.

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Developing frond of the tree fern Cyathea cooperi in my garden. Photo: David Clode.

Developing frond of the tree fern Cyathea cooperi in my garden. Photo: David Clode.

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Tropical flower with an impossible name. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo; David Clode.

Warszewiczia coccinea. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo; David Clode.

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A flower in the ginger family. Cairns Botanic gardens.

A flower in the ginger family. Cairns Botanic gardens.

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Tropical flower in my garden. Photo: David Clode.

Tropical flower in my garden. Photo: David Clode.

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Some bizarre flowers in the Arum lily family, also known as Aroids, below. Many of these flowers look like a dead animal, and some give off pulses of an unpleasant rotting meat smell. This attracts the pollinators, usually numerous species of flies and carrion beetles.

Dracontium gigas. Flowers periodically give off an unpleasant odour, which attracts pollenators such as flies and carrion beetles. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Dracontium gigas. Flowers periodically give off an unpleasant odour, which attracts pollenators such as flies and carrion beetles. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Flesh fly visiting the unpleasant smelling Snakeskin Lily Dracontium gigas. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Flesh fly visiting the unpleasant smelling Snakeskin Lily Dracontium gigas (the flower on the right in the photo above). Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Aroid. cains Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Aroid, Amorphophallus bulbiferum if I remember correctly. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Giant Titan Arum Lily Amorphophallus titanum. Photo: David Clode. Cairns Botanic gardens.

Giant Titan Arum Lily Amorphophallus titanum. Photo: David Clode. Cairns Botanic gardens.

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Pseudohydrosme gabunensis. Cairns Botanic gardens Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

Pseudohydrosme gabunensis. Cairns Botanic gardens Conservatory. Photo: David Clode.

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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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A. Paeoniiflius.

A. Paeoniifolius cv ‘Black Prince’. Photo: David Clode. Cairns Botanic Gardens conservatory.

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A. paeoniifolius cv 'Black Priince'. Photo: David Clode.

A. paeoniifolius cv ‘Black Priince’. Photo: David Clode.

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A. yunnanensis.

A. yunnanensis.

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A. coaetanius. Carrion Lily. China, Vietnam. Photo: David Clode.

A. coaetanius. Carrion Lily. China, Vietnam. Photo: David Clode.

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A. laoticus.

A. laoticus.

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Back to pretty flowers…

Cape York lily Curcuma australasica. Photo: David Clode.

Cape York lily Curcuma australasica. Photo: David Clode.

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Tecomara capensis (Tecoma capensis). Flowers usually ornage, this is the less common yellow form. My garden in Cairns. photo: David Clode.

Tecomaria capensis (Tecoma capensis). Flowers usually orange, this is the less common yellow form. My garden in Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

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Plumbago auriculata. Melbourne, Australia.

Plumbago auriculata. Melbourne, Australia.

Medinilla flower. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Medinilla flower. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Crossandra infundibuliformis. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Crossandra infundibuliformis. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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Blue flowering tropical tree. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Blue flowering tropical tree. Cairns Botanic Gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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A Heliconia cultivar. Photo: David Clode.

A Heliconia cultivar. Photo: David Clode.

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Heliconia. Photo: David Clode.

Heliconia. Photo: David Clode.

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The unusual bromeliad, Quesnelia marmorata cv 'Tim Plowman'. Photo Cairns botanic gardens, David Clode.

The unusual bromeliad, Quesnelia marmorata cv ‘Tim Plowman’. Photo Cairns botanic gardens, David Clode.

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Grevillea eriostachya, with Ayer's Rock/Uluru in the background. Photo: Bryan Clode.

Grevillea eriostachya, with Ayer’s Rock/Uluru in the background. Photo: Bryan Clode.

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Developing Grevillea eriostachya flower. Photo: Bryan Clode.

Developing Grevillea eriostachya flower. Photo: Bryan Clode.

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Licuala cordata

Licuala cordata

Licuala cordata.

J. magnifica

J. magnifica

Johannesteijsmannia magnifica. The undersides of the huge fan palm leaves are white.

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Palm leaves Johannesteijsmannia altifrons. Photo: David Clode.

Palm leaves Johannesteijsmannia altifrons. Photo: David Clode.

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Bismarck Palm Bismarckia nobilis. Photo: David Clode.

Bismarck Palm Bismarckia nobilis. Photo: David Clode.

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Water lily leaf, Freshwater lake, Cairns.

The upper side of a water lily leaf, Euryale ferox, native to China, India and Japan.

Purple underside of a water lily leaf.

Water lily, Euryale ferox. Underside of the leaf.

Water lily.

Water lily.

Water lily.

Below: a peaceful scene at the Cattana wetlands, Cairns.

Cattana wetlands, Cairns.

Coccoloba pink.

Backlit new leaf of Coccoloba pubescens, the Mountain Grape, from Central America.

New leaf of Coccoloba pubescens.

Leaf veins, Coccoloba pubescens.

Leaf veins, Mountain grape.

Coccoloba pubescens.

Coccoloba new leaf.

Coccoloba pubescens.

Black and white photo, Mountain Grape

Coccoloba pubescens, Mountain Grape, black and white manipulated photo.

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Gardenia leaf veins. Photo: David Clode.

Gardenia leaf veins. Photo: David Clode.

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Gardenia leaf veins. Photo: David Clode.

Gardenia leaf veins. Photo: David Clode.

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A sunbird visits Aphelandra sinclaireana for nectar.

A sunbird visits Aphelandra sinclaireana for nectar.

Yellow-bellied Sunbird.

Orange Zinnias.

Orange Zinnias, growing in a vegetable garden in Cairns.

Caladium

Caladium

Flambouyant foliage, Caladium.

Croton.

Croton.

Flambouyant foliage, Croton

Croton.

Croton.

Flambouyant foliage, Croton.

Begonia leaf.

Begonia leaf.

Flambouyant foliage, Begonia.

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Leaf stem of Amorphophallus variabilis x A. decus-silvae. This is a young leaf stem, smooth and about 5cm in diameter. In the rain forest, there are many insects and animals looking for soft young growth to eat, and this camouflage mimics and old, lichen-covered tree stem, which may protect it from being eaten. photo: David Clode.

Leaf stem of Amorphophallus variabilis x A. decus-silvae. This is a young leaf stem, smooth and about 5cm in diameter. In the rain forest, there are many insects and animals looking for soft young growth to eat, and this camouflage mimics an old, lichen-covered tree stem, which may protect it from being eaten. photo: David Clode.

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The presence of a wide diversity of lichens is often an indication of an unpolluted atmosphere. growing on a tree trunk in Kuranda, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

The presence of a wide diversity of lichens is often an indication of an unpolluted atmosphere. growing on a tree trunk in Kuranda, Australia. Photo: David Clode.

Photo: David Clode.

Lichen.

Lichen.

Lichen photo.

Fig tree, Kuranda.

Fig tree, Kuranda.

Lichen growing on a fig tree, Kuranda.

Lichens and mosses growing on a palm tree in Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

Lichens and mosses growing on a palm tree in Cairns. Photo: David Clode.

Mosses and lichens on a palm tree.

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Tropical flower.

Tropical flower Radermachera.

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Pachypodium sp. Seed pods on right. Photo: David Clode.

Pachypodium sp. Seed pods on right. Photo: David Clode.

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Tropical flower.

Tropical flower, Sanchesia nobilis. Photo: David Clode.

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Medinilla philippica flowers. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

Medinilla philippica flowers. Cairns Botanic gardens. Photo: David Clode.

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