Macro Garden Series – 22

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Such a bizarre flower – I have to call upon my botany experts in the blogosphere to tell me what this is.

Shot at the Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens.

Olympus OMD EM5, 60m macro.

x desleyjane

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. disperser says:

    I suspect it’s a flower that has yet to fully open.

    . . . wasn’t there anyone at the gardens to ask?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Someone has just identified it as a bromeliad, matchstick variety. The gardens are enormous, like a suburb on their own so unfortunately not many “people in the know” around. There were tags on a lot of plants but it didn’t register to me to take note – oops!

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  2. Victo Dolore says:

    What gorgeous colors!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Isn’t it amazing?!

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  3. Must’ve been created just for you. What a vibrant pink. I must keep my eye open in case someone knows what it is.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      I’m sure I saw it somewhere recently in a post maybe and meant to save it….. Will take a look around.

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  4. Joanne says:

    This is one of my FAVOURITE bromeliads – fabulous capture!😄

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    1. Thank you! I’d never have guessed a bromeliad. “Matchstick” is not a bad name for it either.

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      1. Joanne says:

        My pleasure. Oh the difference bromeliads I once had when living in Australia… {sigh}

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I was amazed at the colours!

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    2. desleyjane says:

      Now I was just going to say to Meg that I thought I might have seen a brom somewhere in blog land that had the same flower!!! Thank you!!

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      1. Joanne says:

        It’s nice being of assistance!

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  5. Heyjude says:

    I’d hazard a guess at a bromeliad of some kind, there are some weird and wonderful colour combinations! Great photo whatever it is!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jude. Joanne, above, has identified it as a matchstick bromeliad!!

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      1. Heyjude says:

        Makes sense! They are amazing plants.

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  6. Jane Lurie says:

    So cool….great shot, Desleyjane.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Jane 😊

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  7. The colours pop so much and don’t even look real – what a great flower!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks, it’s an amazing plant isn’t it?!

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