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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by The Dragon, May 24, 2008.

  1. The Dragon

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    I went to the local Botanical Gardens and these are the mornings pictures.
    Here in the tropics it is not the season for pretty flowering things.
    Please enjoy and any feed back is welcome.
     

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    would you mind telling me what those plants are? I'm guessing that one of those is some sort of a mushroom
     
  3. D_Ivana Dickenside

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    oohhh nice!! i wish we had exotic looking plants like that in the US.
     
  4. The Dragon

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    The fungus is a wood fungus that grows in the tropics.
    The plant is the flowers of a Scub Banksia.
     
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    Interesting....hmm I wish it were daylight here.....you've inspired me (I'm a photography junkie of sorts)
     
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    Fungus looks like a dogwood - interesting and excellent job capturing the web in the photo...
     
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    well we don't get anything like that in my back garden!
     
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    Great pics, take more!
     
  9. The Dragon

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    Thank you guys for the positive feed back...it is so pleasing to get nice comments on pictures that are not genital related.
     
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    Actually we do have fungii that look very similar, here in the southern US.

    But very nice photos, Dragonfly. The Scub banksia is great. I love brown flowers. lol
     
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    Cool pictures Drangonfly20 botanical pictures are a very appealing on many levels.
     
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    Very cool pics DF20! Keep up the good work. :smile:
    The fungus looks as if it's texture would be velvety.
    The flower looks like it may be in the thistle family. Do you know what it's called?
     
  13. The Dragon

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    Sorry..double post
     
  14. The Dragon

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    Yes NJ, the flower is a spent flower head on a Australian Native called a Scrub Banksia.
    The fungus is very, very delicate and will go brown and bruise if you touch it.
    It does have the texture of grey silk Velvet.
     
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    I love these, DF20. Love botanical gardens, esp. when they have strange plants I've never seen. Good for you!
     
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    Is it me or the last plant looks like the scrubber for loos
     
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    Great shots, Dragonfly20 - you have a keen eye for photography... closeups of plantlife often yield fascinating results.
     
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    To the people wishing we had plants like this in the states: we do. Its a botanical garden, you'd be surprised by all the cool plants! Most sizeable cities have at least one.
     
  19. The Dragon

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    Thank you for the nice comments sweets.
     
  20. D_Ivana Dickenside

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    dammit, i live on the west coast... all we have are palm trees and sea weed. why won't some interesting fungus grow around here :confused:
     
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