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Unknown plant - looking for a name and a family!


By bernieh


This is a shrub that is around 4 metres tall and has an arching habit. It flowers all year round.

These are the buds.

This is what the buds look like when they begin to flower.

This is what it looks like when flowering.

This is a close-up of the flower. You can see the five petals and the long stamens.

Any ideas?

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No idea. - but it's a nice shrub, especially since it flowers all year round.

27 Feb, 2009


Very colourful. No, I don't know either.

27 Feb, 2009


Nice shrub, but dont know what it is.

27 Feb, 2009


is it Calliandra [the powder puff tree] it looks as if the flower is too round to be the bottle brush, latin name, Callistemon. google them and see which is the best match. and if you find out let us know please.

when i re read your q and saw it was flowering all year round i then checked where you are. i feel pretty certain it is the the poderpuff now.

27 Feb, 2009


Nice photos as well.

28 Feb, 2009


Burnieh, I don't recognise it as a Calliandra, but mine is the emarginata species, so perhaps this is different. The leaves for one are totally different. It sure is no Callistemon Seaburngirl, they are different too. I have many species of those in my garden. This one from Bernieh I have never seen close by. There are however at the moment along the mainroads and in some gardens something like that flowering. I am going tomorrow and will have a close look. Best thing Bernieh is to send the photo to the Brisbane botanical garden where they can identify it. I love those buds, look really beautiful.

15 Mar, 2009


Thanks for your suggestion Marguerite, I still haven't found out what this is. I've been surfing lots of google images but nothing has turned up yet. I agree with you, it doesn't look like a calliandra (have had lots of those before in other gardens and got a couple now) and it's definitely not callistemon, so the question remains unanswered.

15 Mar, 2009

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