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Mid-summer downunder: Planchonia careya (Cocky Apple) in bloom.

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By Bernieh


Mid-summer downunder:  Planchonia careya (Cocky Apple) in bloom. (Planchonia careya)

These scraggley looking trees are all blooming in the bush right now...but you have to be in the know to catch a glimpse of the flowers. They open in the late afternoon ... around 5.00 pm ... and they have fallen by the morning!



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That's amazing. Are they scented?

22 Jan, 2010

 

No .. no scent Homebird. Just a ball of long white stamens, with one green one in the middle!

22 Jan, 2010

 

Though they only last a little while, you have caught their beauty for long time. Just lovely Bernieh.

22 Jan, 2010

 

Yes Faerieflora ... it was definitely worth the trudge through the bush and getting attacked by march flies!! Lol!

22 Jan, 2010

amy
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You were there at just the right time Bernieh , well done for capturing it and letting us see it .......

22 Jan, 2010

 

This reminds me a bit of the caper flower

22 Jan, 2010

 

So stunning...........

22 Jan, 2010

 

Beautiful.......

22 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely so unusual!

22 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks all for your comments.

23 Jan, 2010

 

I didn't realise they were that short lived Bernieh. What a shame, but I guess you have to make the most of them while they are there. I do think they are lovely.

26 Jan, 2010

 

I had some of these trees in my garden in Darwin, but I never noticed them in Cairns. They are lovely trees and the fruit looks nice. Have you ever eaten one?

16 Jun, 2010

 

No I've never tried the fruit, Marguerite. Can't say I'm tempted to either.

18 Jun, 2010



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