Australian Native - Fire Wheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus) by Gabrielle  Lees

Australian Native - Fire Wheel Tree (Stenocarpus sinuatus) by 

Stenocarpus sinuatus, known as the Firewheel Tree is an Australian rainforest tree in the Protea family.

Photo taken at Paterson River, Paterson, Australia.

Fuji Finepix S100fs

Views 2,149, Favs 42 – 17 March, 2013

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  • KiriLees
    KiriLeesabout 4 years ago

    Just Gorgeous Mum!!! ;)

  • Thanks my sweet! :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much Rita! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 4 years ago

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simpleabout 4 years ago

    I see what you mean when you say Birds are out and Flowers are in. An interesting shot Gabe.

  • Thanks so much Alwyn, I only said that because all my bird shots lately are either too grainy or too dark in the tree, it’s driving me nuts. I think Kiri’s camera is better suited to birds than mine. I don’t know, this camera likes flowers and sunsets! I think I should ask my camera what subject to choose! LOL! Kidding!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture, what a cool bloom

  • Hi Kathy, thanks buddy! :) Yes I first saw this tree this time last year, it’s such a pretty tree, the flowers are so amazing, they keep changing form and colour. I just have to get one of these trees and today I found another discovery, there was mature seed pods with seed still in them. I’ve brought some home, so hopefully on my propagating tables I might be able to raise some seedlings. Wish me luck! :) Another great thing about this tree is it brings in all the honeyeater birds. It’s full of life! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • grannyshot
    grannyshotabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful Gabe!

  • Thanks so much Linda! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeabout 4 years ago

    Stunning capture Gabe. I have always wondered what they look like.

  • Awwh Gabrielle, they are such a beautiful tree, I first noticed them last year and had to get one, no one had them in the nursery. Today was my lucky day. I found some seed pods with seed so I’ve collected a few to try and propagate! :)

    I know this tree grows just up the road, so here’s hoping! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago


  • Awwh thanks so much! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • orkology
    orkologyabout 4 years ago

    A fantastic shot of this flower. Well done.
    Cheers, Greg

  • Thanks so much Greg! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 4 years ago

    A great photo of a fascinating flower. Very nice.

  • Hi Michael, thanks so much for the lovely comment you left on my flower photo! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

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