Monday, February 4, 2008

Bottlebrush (Red Inflorescence)

A macro image of a red inflorescence that I happen to notice while strolling at Camp John Hay, Baguio. I'm guessing its a spike or a catkin type of inflorescence. An inflorescence is a group of flowers arranged on a stem composed of a main branch. Technically its part of the stem where the flowers grow, simply think of it as modified form of a flower.

UPDATE! Thanks to a very smart friend of mine (jraymags), he was able to identify the flower. It's called a bottlebrush (Callistemon sp.), which prompted me to also update the entry title.

3 comments:

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that flower really looks like a brush.

elay said...

yepp..marami nga nito sa baguio..when i saw the picture and even before i read your brief write up below it, i remembered PMA kasi dami niyan dun, near the academic building. I used to think the flower looks like a cat's tail.

dailyphotographer said...

Hehe, at first I also thought it was a tail, but then come to think of it, it does look like a test tube brush

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