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Dragon Fruit

This species of night blooming cactus is grown mainly for its showy perfumed flowers and its large edible fruits. [More...]

Furcraea longaeva

This relative of agaves produces a huge spike of cream / light green flowers. It dies after flowering, but the flower spike produces numerous plantlets that can be grown on as new plants. [More...]

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Issue 24, January 2012

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge across the Waiwhakaiho River, New Plymouth, January 2012.
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2 January 2012
No January Newsletter
There will be no newsletter in January. Normal newsletters will resume in February.
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19 January 2012
Malaysia Trip #1
I visited Malaysia in November 2011, after having been to the World Orchid Conference in Singapore. There were many interesting places, rich in history and culture, diverse in wildlife. [Read Blog]

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Globe Artichoke

Max. variabilis

Sed. japonica

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    See also:  Botanical index - picture thumbnails organised by plant families.
 Bulbs, Corms and Tubers

Plants that grow from bulbs, corms and tubers. [More...]
Alstroemeria psittacina, Amorphophallus konjac, Arisaema, Autumn Snowflakes, Blackberry lily, ...
 Composite Flowers

All plants in the daisy family have composite flowers; where one or more rays of florets are arranged in a circle so as to look like one flower. [More...]
Arctotis, Calendula, Chrysanthemums, Chrysocoma, Cineraria, ...

 Cactus and succulents

Cactus and succulents. [More...]
Agave, Ceropegia woodii, Disocactus phyllanthoides, Dragon Fruit, Furcraea longaeva, ...

 Species and Hybrid Fuchsias

Species and hybrid fuchsias. [More...]
Fuchsia boliviana, Fuchsia excorticata, Fuchsia fulgens, Fuchsia hybrids, Fuchsia magellanica, ...

 Food plants

Plants for the veggie/herb garden or orchard. [More...]
Alpine Strawberry, Asparagus Pea, Blackberry, Camellia sinensis, Cape Gooseberry, ...

 New Zealand Natives

New Zealand native plants. [More...]
Cabbage Tree, Dracophyllum, Fuchsia excorticata, Fuchsia procumbens, Hibiscus diversifolius, ...

 Trees and shrubs

Trees and shrubs. [More...]
Brunfelsia, Cabbage Tree, Camellia, Cape Fuchsia, Cape Gooseberry, ...


Climbers. [More...]
Clematis, Hoya, Kiwifruit, Monstera, Passionfruit, ...

 Other Ornamentals

Flowering plants. [More...]
Aquilegia, Balloon flower, Bat Flower, Begonia, Bird of Paradise, ...

 Other Interesting Pictures

Unusual and interesting pictures. [More...]
Conjoined Flowers, Floral Art, Germination Inside Tomato, Sensitive Plant, Spontaneous Germination, ...







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