Monday, 22 September 2008

Which flower is this? (21)

This week's flower is a strange, bottle-brush like flower. I have no idea what it is.

The coloured part, like the Australian bottle-brush flower, is made up of numerous bundles of stamen, each 'bundle' being an individual flower. The petals, such as they are, are difficult to see.

Large, red flowers like this are often pollinated by small birds or small mammals. I would be interested to know what pollinates this one.

I am also interested in a name, if anyone knows!

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