Sunday, 22 February 2009

Today's Plants: Australia






 
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This is the Curtain Fig Tree in the Tablelands of Queensland, Australia, where I was visiting my youngest daughter. It's a so called strangler fig tree. How it grew into the shape it has taken now, will be explained by the other images you see here, and which can be enlarged by clicking on them.
I am afraid that I must disappoint you. I have never seen photos of strangler fig trees in bloom. I don't think it ever blossoms at all.


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29 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

This is beautiful even if not in bloom, I would love to see it in bloom

TheWritersPorch said...

Now this is an amazing plant! I bet it really is stunning in bloom!
Hugs, Carol

Babooshka said...

That is such an incredible othwerordly looking plant. Will definitely have to see it blooming.

Reader Wil said...

I am afraid that I must disappoint you. I have never seen photos of s strangler fig tree in bloom. I think it doesn't ever blossom.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Quite a spectacular plant reader wil.

Arija said...

What an incredible root system! We have Moreton Bay Figs with incredible roots, but nothing quite like this.

Miss_Yves said...

C'est très impressionnant...En Australie, la nature semble à la fois monstrueuse et généreuse.
Merci pour votre dernière visite, et de votre remarque .
(Deux commentaires seulement , sur ce sujet )

marina said...

It's very impressive and unique I believe! I haven't seen something like that before!

Darla said...

What an amazing tree!!

Brenda said...

It is unusually attractive just as it is, without the blooms. I had never heard of it. Wow!

VALKYRIEN said...

This is the most amazing tree I've ever seen! And the story of how it turned out looking like that is fascinating! This must be huge!

Today's Blah... said...

This is awesome, first time I see this Wil. Thanks for showing how this fig tree makes a curtain. :) Groetjes!

Norm said...

What a unique and amazing tree..

Maria said...

What an interesting tree! Strangler fig tree... The roots are gigantic! It looks so harmless when its tiny :))

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Wil

Wonderful photos!
Thanks for you great support!
Luiz

storyteller said...

What an unusual and fascinating plant! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

Carletta said...

Amazing images!
I'd love to see this in person.
Reminds me of Tolkien's Middle Earth. :)

Etje said...

Moet prettig zijn om zoiets in het echt te kunnen gaan bekijken, maar dankzij je foto's krijgen we dit nu toch ook eens te zien.

Groetjes

Raven said...

Well you have come up with something very unusual this week - how exciting to see this tree.

antigoni said...

Great photos, Wil. I liked the lizard, too.

Barbie said...

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guild-rez said...

What an interesting tree..
Have to come back and read more ..
Great picture and information.
Thank you for posting.

Day4plus said...

Wow that is amazing. Thanks for the info too. MB

Today's Blah said...

Hi Wil,

Pls check this out, her latest post...some info there you might want to see too.

http://mariamellie.blogspot.com/

Denise said...

It is a fascinating tree and one I have never heard of before, so thank you for introducing it to me. Great photos!

nonizamboni said...

I am so fond of figs that I'm almost certain I wouldn't let the appearance of this tree scare me. . .maybe. How very interesting, as always, Wil.

pictureeachday said...

Wil, your posts are always so informative! I love being introduced to so many things I've never seen. Although I have seen that frilled lizard before.. in The Rescuers Down Under. I guess I'm the product of a Disney education.. yikes.

Patty said...

Now that is some tree. I have never seen anything that looks like that before. Sorry I haven't been around much, been really busy this past week and so far the start of this one. I guess it was a good think I had posted ahead about two weeks. Hope you and family are doing ok.

Barbara Martin said...

This is a particularly interesting tree. Does it produce figs?