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Early Summer in N.E. Downunder - Planchonia careya or Cocky Apple flower

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By Bernieh


Early Summer in N.E. Downunder - Planchonia careya or Cocky Apple flower (Planchonia careya)



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Wow, I looove this!

4 Dec, 2011

 

It's native to northern parts of Australia and the biggest concentration of these trees is here in my particular corner of north-eastern Oz. It's rather an ugly little tree and the blooms only appear in the late afternoon and drop off by the next morning. If you didn't know about them, you might miss them!

4 Dec, 2011

 

Glorious!

4 Dec, 2011

 

It sure is Meanie. Definitely something special. I'm always overjoyed to see these gorgeous blooms out in the bushland.

4 Dec, 2011

 

Very beautiful flowers!

5 Dec, 2011

amy
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Wow they are gorgeous ..........

5 Dec, 2011

 

Do you harvest the edible fruit? Does it taste good?

5 Dec, 2011

 

No I've never tried the fruit, Andy! It doesn't really look all thta appetising I have to say!

6 Dec, 2011

 

I'm guessing it's a lot like some Syzygium species.

6 Dec, 2011

 

Yep, you're right! They are very similar.

6 Dec, 2011

 

Woops, I forgot to add ... except the fruit of the Planchonia is green and a little more egg shaped.

6 Dec, 2011

 

How interesting! The leaves look like those of the Camellia.

7 Dec, 2011



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