Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Red Bottlebrush Flower - Callistemon - Hong Kong










When I was last in Hong Kong visiting my daughter we took a public ferry that just operates on Public Holidays and at the weekends from Sai Kung Pier to Yim Tin Tsai a deserted island, which is now a tourist attraction.  I have written about the trip in a post on my Travel Tales blog.   Yim Tin Tsai - Abandoned Island - Hong Kong

I found this beautiful flower when we were exploring the island. Having looked at photos on-line I am fairly sure it is a member of the bottle brush family. If you know otherwise please let me know.

Sharing today with Outdoor Wednesday



19 comments:

  1. WOW!!! This is one gorgeous bloom. Such vivid color and detail to your capture.

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  2. A stunning capture, LindyLou. It sure looks like a Callistemon to me - but then I'm no gardening expert! Thanks for sharing your beautiful image, and for dropping by my blog.

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  3. beautiful, rich red!

    happy wednesday~

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  4. I've NO clue....but I want one!! :-)

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  5. Hi Lindy, this has me puzzled. Generally Callistemons (Bottle-brushes) are elongated flowers and not seed heads formed in a ball like this has. I wondered then if it was an Albizia (flower and seedhead looks right), but the leaf form doesn't seem to be.

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  6. Wow, travelling in different cultures seems to be in your family! Beautiful capture:)

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  7. Such a beautiful photo and, yes, I do think it's a member of the bottle brush family.

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  8. We do have a lot of tropical transplant trees growing here in Florida and that one looks exactly like the one they call a bottle-brush here. I love it and love your picture.

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  9. We have this flower here...I have been thinking of getting one for the yard. Lovely photo!

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  10. It looks exactly like the bush I have in my Durban garden! Trying to find the exact species name.

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  11. Found it!! It definitely looks like a type of Calliandra perhaps Calliandra haematocephala..

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    1. Thanks for the information, much appreciated.

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