Callistemon salignus (White Bottlebrush)

I’ve already blogged about The Red Bottlebrush Tree here. (Callistemon citrinus). I was really interested in photographing The White Bottlebrush Tree, so today I found them in boom. Callistemon salignus (White Bottlebrush) Aka Willow Bottlebrush, is from the genus Callistemon from the family Mystaceae of  shrubs and tress, first described as a genus in 1814. The entire genus is…

Eucalyptus deglupta (Rainbow Eucalyptus)

Eucalyptus deglupta aka Rainbow Eucalyptus, Mindanao Gum, Arbol Arco Iris, Kamarere, or Rainbow Gum is a fast growing, tall tree. It is one of the only Eucalyptus species that’s not native to Australia. It is native to Philippines, Indonesia and New Guinea. It has naturalised in both tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Taiwan, Malaysia,…

Lemon Guava (Psidium lucidium)

Lemon Guava (Psidium lucidium) Aka Yellow Strawberry Guava, Guayabo, Guava, and Guayaba. Guava are plants in the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae) genus Psidium, which contains about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small trees. They are native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Guavas are now cultivated and naturalized throughout the tropics and subtropics in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, subtropical regions of North America, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia and Spain. “Guavas are also of interest to home growers in temperate areas. They are one of…

Malay Apple Tree (Syzygium malaccense)

Malay Apple Tree (Syzygium malaccense) Aka Malay Apple, Malay Rose Apple, Pomarrosa (PuertoRico), Tahitian Apple (Jamaica), Tonga (Hawaii), Manzana de Agua, Manzana Malaya, Pomagás, Pomagá, Marañon Japones, Pomalaca o Marañon Curazao, is a species of flowering tree native to Malaysia, but has been introduced throughout the tropics, including many Caribbean countries and territories, such as Panamá, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Suriname, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. This post has taken a year in the making,…

The Rose Apple Tree (Syzygium jambos)

The Rose Apple Tree Flower (Syzygium jambos) is a tree originating in Southeast Asia and occurring widely elsewhere, having been introduced as an ornamental and fruit tree in pantropical regions of the world. Aka “plum rose”, “water apple”, “Malay apple”, “jambrosade”, and “pomarrosa”, or the English equivalent, “rose apple”. The Rose Apple Tree bears a perfect flower (male and female parts in each…

The Bloom of the Crimson Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus)

The Bloom of the Crimson Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus) 1/500,  f/8, ISO 200, @220mm Aka Red Bottlebrush. It is native to the states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, The Bottlebrush flower’s showy part are the massed stamens, not petals. Its name is derived from the inflorescences of flowers on these plants. The densely packed spikes of flowers are arranged along the stem consisting mostly…