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Odontonema tubaeforme


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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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting..!!

ShannaB 9 years ago

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

kerrydonovanbrown 9 years ago

Wow O_O !!! Beautiful.

Arun 9 years ago

Eye Treat ..

ShannaB 9 years ago

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

KarenL 9 years ago

How unusual!

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!

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Townsville, QLD, Australia

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

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