I'm all ears & whiskers!

Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

Innisfail, Australia

Artist's Description

The unique exotic tropical flowering plant the Giant White Bat Flower ~ Tacca Integrifolia.
Location: At the Flecker Botanic Gardens, Edge Hill, Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia.

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Technical Data
Pentax K10D 18-55mm F1:3.5-5.6
Focal length 40.0mm 1/45sec at F4.5 ISO 400
Date: 15.06.2011 Time 15:09:00 PM

Some more information about:

  • Family: Taccaceae Native origin: India.
    The true flowers (below dorsals, centre) are like thick purple buttons and the huge whiskers hang from the flowers to about 600mm below.
  • Variations: the bracts are purple or pure white and the whiskers white or purple. The Giant Bat Plant has big broad broad glossy leaves 350mm across and 750mm long.

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