Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hairy-leaved Lollybush in Highfields Reserve

10th January 2016

HAIRY-LEAVED LOLLYBUSH (Clerodendrum tomentosum)

The vibrant fruits of the native "Hairy-leaved Lollybush" (Clerodendrum tomentosum) at Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve at Highfields. This tall shrub grows to around 10m and is found in drier rainforest's. It has perfumed white flowers in spring to summer, followed by these green-black fruits on 5-lobed red calyx.  There were two noticeable shrubs with fruit on the eastern side of the reserve today.

"Hairy-leaved Lollybush" (Clerodendrum tomentosum)

"Hairy-leaved Lollybush" (Clerodendrum tomentosum)

Black Centres of the "Hairy-leaved Lollybush" (Clerodendrum tomentosum)

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