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Banksia Attenuata (Candle Banksia) - The Cone by Elaine Teague

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_Canon 450D (Canon lens 18-55mm) _
Taken in Albany, Western Australia.
Possibly the most ancient living banksia species in the SW of WA – fossilised cones have been dated as 18 million years old. Banksia attenuata is long lived – up to 300 years old. It can also hold viable seed in its cones for many years – up to 12 years has been recorded.
Source: Porteous Park

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Thank you for looking at my work. I use a Canon 450D and 7D with Canon and Tamron lenses. Some of my work is manipulated in software, often using textures and sometimes blending with 2 or more images.

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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 3 years ago

    Great shot – we have a couple of pieces of banksia tree – such very hard wood. I’m told only fire will induce it to release its seeds

  • Oh really? Well, I didn’t know that about having to be a fire. I believe banksia wood makes very good furniture. Thanks for the info Chris. xx

    – Elaine Teague

  • owlspook
    owlspookalmost 3 years ago

    wow I never knew about these trees .. very cool! (smile)

  • Hi Owlspook, there are many varieties of Banksia here. This is the seed pod of the attenuata. I have yet to upload it in flower. Thanks for commenting.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonalmost 3 years ago

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    I like this Elaine

  • Thanks Kala. Must do a tryptich of this some time. The bud, the flower and the seed.

    – Elaine Teague

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Avatar Challenge

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Voucher Challenge – Banksia Group

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