Botanical photos

Images of plants that are not only "pretty" but show some feature of anatomy, form or function
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Fuchsia excorticata   tree fuchsia kotukutuku   Onagraceae  July  The yellow capitate stigma is at the apex of the single eccentric style.

Fuchsia excorticata tree fuchsia kotukutuku Onagraceae July The yellow capitate stigma is at the apex of the single eccentric style.

Pittosporum umbellatum and Waxeye  Pittosporum umbellatum,   haekaro.   Pittosporaceae  September

Pittosporum umbellatum and Waxeye Pittosporum umbellatum, haekaro. Pittosporaceae September

Metrosideros carminea

Metrosideros carminea

Sophora chathamica   coastal kowhai  Fabaceae  August

Sophora chathamica coastal kowhai Fabaceae August

Alseuosmia banksii karapapa June  The fringed margins of the petals that form the corolla tube.   The highly scented flowers of Alseuosmia occur in autumn-early winter

Alseuosmia banksii karapapa June The fringed margins of the petals that form the corolla tube. The highly scented flowers of Alseuosmia occur in autumn-early winter

Kauri is a large tree up to 30m and rarely to 60m. tall. The bole of the trunk may be commonly up to 3m. in diameter and occasionally to 7m. There are many records of trees yielding logs 7m in diameter and 24m. long. The bole is always straight, often branch-free, columnar, with little or no taper.

Kauri is a large tree up to 30m and rarely to 60m. tall. The bole of the trunk may be commonly up to 3m. in diameter and occasionally to 7m. There are many records of trees yielding logs 7m in diameter and 24m. long. The bole is always straight, often branch-free, columnar, with little or no taper.

Moss only grows on old trees    Rimu Omahuta Forest Northland New Zealand

Moss only grows on old trees Rimu Omahuta Forest Northland New Zealand

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