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A garden in the African City of Arusha, Tanzania, and this beautiful blossom was seen on a tree called a " Bottle brush " !
We are all able to see why !

A good friend on Red Bubble informs me the Latin name for this tree is : Callistemon Citrinus Splendens
Photo taken with a Canon EOS 20D


  • John Dalkin
    John Dalkinabout 4 years ago

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 4 years ago

    Now THAT is a great angle to shoot this difficult but attractive flowering tree John! I have a Bottlebrush tree in a container outside my front door and have been very disinterested in using it as a model. Now you’ve inspired me. Well done!

  • Thanks Krys ! Do you know what the proper name is for this plant/tree ? When I was in Afrca nobody knew any name but “bottle brush” !!

    – John Dalkin

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 4 years ago

    Callistemon Citrinus Splendens I believe is the latin name, but there may be more than one variety of the plant. If ever you need latin names, I’m your gal! I have to research the latin name of all my animals and most plants in order to keyword them effectively. ;o) I would say I need to get out more, but maybe I’ve been out enough for a while :o)))

  • Thanks for the Latin ! I am impressed !

    – John Dalkin

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Excellent picture, John!

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