A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Wednesday, 17 September 2008


Macaranga tanarius is a Queensland rainforest species, but I've seen examples on a "plants of Hawaii" website so who knows what that's about!
It's known as a "pioneer" species as it will grow in disturbed earth, providing mulch and cover for a taller plant to germinate from below. They're messy blighters though if you grow them over your driveway, with all those sticky flowers and leaves which fall 12 months per year. (We won't do that again!)

Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens


Kris McCracken said...

I thought that you had solved the mystery of the Macarena for a second there!

Ming the Merciless said...

Amazing photo! The colors really pop!!

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