More Interesting plants from Madeira

Discussion in 'Photography and Art' started by RICHARD MASSON, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. RICHARD MASSON

    RICHARD MASSON Active Member

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    Some of these plants were at botanical gardens - others along the roads.
    Photos 1 & 2 - Sonchus fruticosus L. - looks kike a giant dandelion
    Photos 3 & 4 - Agapanthus africanus - grew all along the sides of cooler country roads
    Photos 5 & 6 - Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree - and many more names -
    wonderful colour - and the unopened brown flowers in Photo 5 are full
    of water.
    Photos 7 & 8 - Agave attenuata - with photo 8 showing the inflorescence. What an
    amazing looking plant! The locals said was locally invasive.
    Photo 9 - Looking into Encephalartos woodii x natalensis - the sun shone right
    through it.
    Photo 10 - Dombeya Wallichii Lindl. Benth. Hook F Dombeia - Originally from
    Madagascar - just a few flowers were left on this tree.
    Photos 11 & 12 -Scadoxus puniceus L. Another orange flower - stunning. Photo 12
    is photographed deep in the flower.
    Photo 13 - Aloe africana - those on the island were very, . red - and very numerous.
    Photo 14 - Aloe plicatilis - reminded me of asparagus!
    Photos 15 & 16 - Not sure if Aloe striata or Aloe saponaria - wonderful colour!
    Photos 17 & 18 - Cycas revoluta - the female plant - an amazing looking plant - which
    I understand is very toxic.
    Photos 19 & 20 - Not sure of the name? - (photo 20 is on its side)
    Photos 21 & 22 - Not sure of this tree fruit? - it was unlabelled in the Botanic gardens
    at Funchal but amongst the edible plants.
     

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  2. Chungii V

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    19 and 20 is either Protea or Dryandra
    21 and 22 either Syzygium or Eugenia by the look of the fruit
    Nice pics, can't wait for my bookleaf aloe to be that full:}
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    19-20 looks to me like a species of Leucadendron, possibly L. salignum. Closely related to Protea, etc.
     
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    thats more like it
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    21 and 22 are definitively Syzygium samarangese. They're so tasty!
     
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    Swan' Neck Agave attenuata to give photo 7/8 its Googled name

    Ihave just posted the image we took on a trip to Tenerife this week. I so would love to have stunned my neighbours this summer with such a plant lolol

    As soon as we saw it in Tenerife !!OMG!! what an extrordinary huge plant. We decided to call it Swan's Neck, well, thats the way we discribed it and as it turned out thats exactly what its called..wow!

    Beautiful lemon flowers. They were in many gardens..public gardens.

    Lovely images from Madeira - thanks Richard!
     

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