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Old Jan 30, 2007, 5:21 PM   #1
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Hi,

Here are a couple of Banksias (named after Joseph Banks, who toured Australia with James Cook and was an early recorder of Australian flora).

First the Banksia Marginata (Silver Banksia). The old flowers are dead yet to develop the new season flowers




Then a Banksia Serrata (Saw Banksia) in full bloom


and just some foliage



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Old Jan 30, 2007, 7:27 PM   #2
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well, those are very interesting and great shots!!! thanks for posting and luv things from other countries!!!
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Old Jan 30, 2007, 7:36 PM   #3
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Very nice, and also interesting from a historical point. Thanks for sharing, Rafael.
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Rafael, very nice and interesting shots. Nothing like it up here.

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Banksia seems to have very interesting shapes and textures. My first look at one. Thanks for sharing. donna
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Old Jan 31, 2007, 12:00 AM   #6
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Annie, bayourebel, Emmanuel and Donna,

It is not only the fauna that is different in this part of the world, much of the flora is as well. I think banksias like eucalypts and Grevilleas amongst others are exclusively Australian (apart from recent exports of course).

Heres a couple of old shots you might find interesting. A Grevillea


A Calothamnus


A Hakea



Some Callistemons (bottlebrushes)

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Old Jan 31, 2007, 8:18 AM   #7
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Rafin, very nice picturesand informative. First time I saw plants as the ones you posted. My dream is to visit Australia one day! Thanks for sharing.

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Old Jan 31, 2007, 10:03 AM   #8
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Those are some beautiful flora, Rafael. The Calothamnus looks ready for Christmas complete with bows.
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