These are some mature swamp trees. The one leaning across is Red Beech, Dillenia alata, a beautiful large-leafed tree with soft papery mahogany red bark, and showy, bright yellow flowers. The tall slender trunks on the left and the smaller palms on the right front, are Alexander Palms. In the center at the rear are some Melaleuca leucadendron, with their creamy paperbark and honey filled blossoms. Also at the rear is a very tall Pandanus.
Flecker Botanical Gardens
Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Photo by Nan Bailey

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