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Hibiscus leptocladus
These blooms can be seen across the northern half of Australia for most of the year. They seem to flower better when conditions are extreme.
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Hoya lacunosa
A miniature growing South East Asian Hoya that grows from China and India through the Malay Peninsular to Indonesia. Each single bloom is about 3-5 mm and it flowers in the warmer humid months, which means it flowers all the time here in Darwin. For such a little flower there is an awesomely strong sweet perfume.
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Dendrobium bigibbum  The Cooktown Orcchid

A beautiful and extremely tough orchid that grows on Cape York Penninsular with extant populations on the Torres Strait Islands and the southern coast of Papua New Guinea. It is the Floral Emblem of Queensland but has many botanists and orchidophiles arguing over the correct nomenclature as it is quite variable across it's range.
It is used quite extensively in breeding hybrids, so much so that there is now quite a large class (Phalaenanthe) involving it's progeny in orchid shows.
I'm quite satisfied with mine just as it is.
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Xanthostemon umbrosus
A North Australian native that comes from North East Queensland, the Top End and the Kimberleys. It is a small tree that has a preference for rocky gorges, crevices and cliffs. Closely related to Eucalypts and Lily Pillys.
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Ipomea abrupta Bush Yam
A North Australian climber that thrives in the wet season and then dies down to a large underground tuber that is eaten in the dry season. They taste pretty good.
(Ipomea battatus is the Sweet Potato)
#BushTucker
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Nepenthes gracilis  Pitcher plant.
This species comes from  Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, and Thailand.
It is one of the smaller carnivorous pitchers and grows well here in the tropical heat.
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Nymphaea rubra  Red Water Lily
An Indomalayan species that extends to Papua New Guinea and North Queensland. It is grown all around the world in temperate and tropical climates and is also very much hybridised.
Unfortunately the flowers are only open in the morning here in Darwin, possibly because the afternoons are too hot.
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Navia igneosicola
A medium sized Bromeliad from the northern catchment area of the Amazon. It inhabits dense rainforests of southern Venezuela.
Normally it flowers in the dry season, but it has decided to add some cheer to our sodden windy festivities.
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Etlingera elatior Burmese Torch Ginger
A commonly grown ginger throughout South East Asia not just for its beauty. The flower stems are chopped up and added to curries and soups. There are red, pink and white varieties grown here in Darwin.
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Brassavola cucullata  Daddy Long Legs Orchid.
A native of Mexico, Central America, the West Indies and northern South America. The perfume is pretty impressive.
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