Sunday, September 17, 2006

BG 3 foto shoot

Sunday - armed with S2 and S3 Angela and me spent the whole afternoon
in the Botanic Garden (BG) .. it was overcast but here and there we found enough interesting
flowers/fruits that kept us 'occupied' ...

'Claws' - by Angela C

The 'toothy' - by Angela C
The splitted pods of Tui ( Dolichandrone spahacea) (above) releasing rectangular
shaped wing-seeds that fell onto the pond ( below).

Twins ?

Hard nut of Vatica rassak - note the swelling on one side and the 'hole' on the surface

This water plant had a curved 1 1/2 foot long 'Kris'-like pinkish spathe enclosing a 'corn-like' spadix at the base. Spikes are seen on the solitary 'stem'.

Ginger Flower looking from (above)
- it was at the end of a 4 foot tall stalk and side view ( below)Now i know why it was called a Torch Ginger.. the flower at end of a long stalk... look like a flameing torch


Look closely at the pattern - the 'leaf with-in'
Calathea makoyana

Girl on a Swing


I picked up this waxy segment
of the fruit dropped from
a screw pine above
- and it smells good like ripe jack fruit ( nangka)

I parted the big leaf half concealing the above colorful 'fruit'.

Syzygium alliiligneum fruit - not unlike our jambu.

Resembled some colored metallic sphere of some sort.


National Flower
Vanda Miss Joaquim .
Note the two round yellow pollinia
waiting to be tranferred to visiting insects (eg. Bees)


Fallen Petal (above)
Nearby a cannon ball tree shedding petals
and the floor was carpetted
with the pink petals
and
'undersea-like creature'
nflorescence
( below).

The rain came around 5:15pm, I was taking shelter under a large saraca tree while Angie attempt to shoot yet a better lotus flower. Soon it rained heavier & we hurried home.

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