Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge – Macro [Xanthostemon]

Golden Penda - Xanthostemon chrysanthus

Macro week

Xanthostemon chrysanthus are stunning native Australian  flowers in bloom this month. We are lucky to have flowers and bursts of colour all year round – even in winter, but the heat is difficult in summertime.

Something for the eyes to ponder on


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Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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13 Responses to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge – Macro [Xanthostemon]

  1. Angeline M says:

    Stunning colors!

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  2. Your ray of brilliant sunlight fills my day. The detail helps to push the unusual design of the flower to the center of attention. Happy Photo Challenge.

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  4. Such beautiful and unusual flowers!

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  5. Marvelous photo of a beautiful and unusual (to me) flower.



  6. scrapydotwo says:

    This is very beautiful, the color and flowers! Do you think we have them here too?


    • Possibly. I am not sure Inneke


    • This small tree/large shrub is cultivated as an ornamental plant by plant nurseries, for use in gardens and park landscaping in Queensland. Its horticultural appeal stems from its profuse and attractive flowering [according to Wiki]: Golden penda can be propagated by seed or cuttings. It grows well in subtropical gardens with fair drainage and sunny aspect.[4] The species is less reliable in flowering in climates such as Sydney and cooler.[Wiki] So perhaps it won’t grow too well in NZ. The name is actually Xanthostemon chrysanthus. Xanthorrhoea is the grass tree. I had got my xanth…. scientific names mixed up. I will amend the name mentioned in the post.


  7. Gorgeous wild flower and you captured it so well in macro.


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