Rhododendron lochae.
Native Australian Rhododendron
Family: Ericaceae.
Flowers spring and summer in high, mossy rainforest areas and rocky sites in northeastern Queensland, Australia.
Flowers are 5cm long and 3cm across.
Photographed at the Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Australia.


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Many years ago I painted. Then I realised that I did better at photography than painting – and that has been my medium of expression ever since.

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  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 1 year ago

    whoa! great red!

  • That’s the way it is, Maree!

    – Bette Devine

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    The vivid red really pops against the green, and these are such pretty little blossoms and unlike any rhododendrons I’m familiar with. Very appealing image!

  • I did not know that there was a native rhododendron until I saw this flash of red, went to investigate and read the label! It might be the only one, because my books do not mention another!

    – Bette Devine

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Beautifully captured Bette.

  • Thank Julie.

    – Bette Devine

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago


  • Thanks lorilee.

    – Bette Devine

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago

    Nice shot. They look like they are made out of wax.

  • Thanks Colin – they do look wax-like!

    – Bette Devine

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 1 year ago

    That is gorgeous,,,the blossoms almost look waxy,,,,great colours!!!

  • Thanks, Dorothy, these were new to me until I came across them in the gardens!

    – Bette Devine

  • Alenka Co
    Alenka Coover 1 year ago

    Beautiful …… made me think of Christmas bells, so bright and cheerful. Your photos show the amazing variety and beauty of our Australian native flowers.

  • Yes, I should have posted them in time for Christmas! Thanks for your compliment. Photographing flowers is a new pastime for me.

    – Bette Devine

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 1 year ago

    Wow! Wow! Magical flowers,perfect work!

  • Thanks for the enthusiasm of your comment, Ana!!

    – Bette Devine

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 1 year ago

    Bette this is just simply beautiful , Like it !!

  • I’m happy to hear that, Carlo – thank you!

    – Bette Devine

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomez5 months ago

    This is lovely …

  • Thanks Tom. I’m glad that you like it. This image has just been chosen by a calendar company for a cover photo :)

    – Bette Devine

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