Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Trees With Shapes

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Here is a quick selection of trees with interesting forms you might not know about it (I'm assuming baobab and sequoia are familiar enough that I don't need to include them)

Ngaio Myoporum laetum  via

Pohutukawa Metrosideros excelsa

Port Jackson Fig
Ficus rubiginosa

Screw pine, corkscrew palm Pandanus spiralis
screw palm Pandanus utilis
another screw palm Pandulus utilis

Hollywood Juniper Juniperus chinensis 'kaizuka' 
Juniperus chinensis 'Torulosa'

Dracaena reflexa 

Dracaena draco
Dracaena draco again, but note the phoenix palm for scale. Hint: phoenix palm trunk diameter is about a 50-110 cm on average 

Swamp cypress Taxodium distichum 


  1. Just my 5 cents from southern Brasil: The brazilian araucaria

  2. fuck yeah the Araucariaceae is always a good time, look at this knive mass

  3. and this delicious giant hooked murder ball from the bunya bunya pine

  4. Yeah, that makes a good spiked whip and that murder ball is indeed delicious. (being there done that)

    More tree weirdness from Brazil...

    More tropical ones...

    The Jabuticaba tree. What if I put the fruits on the trunk instead of the branches?

    The jaca tree and its fruit so large and heavy that it can kill you if a jaca fall in your head.

    1. holy shit those are some big fruit
      and the Jabuticaba tree is delightfully creepy!