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A to Z Challenge: X is for Xeronema Callistemon April 29, 2016

Filed under: A to Z challenge,plants,Uncategorized — Cynthia @ 3:33 am

Xeronema Callistemonis a species of flowering plant endemic to the Poor Knights Island  and  Taranga Island in the north of New Zealand. It was discovered in 1924. It looks like a sideways giant bottle-brush of red flowers with orange pollen. It grows on sea cliffs, requires a lot of water and is pollinated by birds and butterflies.

xeronema

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xeronema_callistemon#cite_note-5
http://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/view_seed_item/5018?actionName=view_all_seed&itemname=XERONEMA+CALLISTEMON&page=273
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