Sunday, 15 January 2012

Q. Where are your Buccaneers?

A. under your buccan hat. Our Elephant Ear plant is flowering, a rare event by all accounts. Must be the master gardener at work. Alocasia is a genus of broad leaved tuberous perennials from the Family Araceae. There are 78 species normally occurring in Tropical or Subtropical Asia and Australia. I think this one is a Alocasia brisbanensis. its common name is native lily or cunjevoi and has large, spade shaped leaves on long, fleshy stems. The flowers are a perfumed, greenish-cream colour that is similar to an arum lily. Red fruits follow the flowering. We will see.

Nikon D300, Nikkor 105mm Macro f2.8 @ ISO 360, 105mm f3, 1/80 sec

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