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Firespike

Odontonema tubaeforme

Notes:

Seen in Queens Gardens, Townsville. I was quite taken with the coral-like 'frills' on the flower. Thanks to auntnance123 for the ID! After doing some research I discovered that this plant is native to Mexico and Central America but is widely naturalised in the coastal districts of eastern Australia. Sadly, it is also an "emerging environmental weed" in Queensland and NSW.

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Fire spike
Odontonema strictum


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9 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting..!!

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

Thanks Kerry! Haven't seen you here for a while, welcome back. : )

kerrydonovanbrown
kerrydonovanbrown 9 years ago

Wow O_O !!! Beautiful.

Arun
Arun 9 years ago

Eye Treat ..

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

Thank you to auntnance123 for the ID! I have done some research and updated the spotting notes.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

How unusual!

roniesuper
roniesuper 9 years ago

Really A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Gorgeous flower

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Nice photos!

ShannaB
Spotted by
ShannaB

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Mar 18, 2012
Submitted on Mar 18, 2012

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