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WONGA WONGA VINE

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Wong wong vine (Pandorea pandorana) is a beautiful woody stemmed climber with a variety of flower colours, ranging from white with purple markings, to cream to light red.

The flowers are seen in Spring. Each flower is a tube about 15mm long, with 5 lobes curling back to show red markings inside the throat.

These flowers were growing in the bush surrounding the Buchan caves.
“Near the township of Buchan, lies a honeycomb of caves full of spectacular limestone formations.

The caves were formed by underground rivers cutting through limestone rock. The formations are created by rain water seeping through cracks and dissolving some of the limestone. As each droplet comes through the roof it deposits calcite which crystallises in a small ring. In time, stalactites are formed on the roof of the cave, and stalagmites build up from droplets which fall to the floor.” (http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/buchan-at-cave-reserve)

Buchan caves reserve is 357 km (222 miles) from Melbourne




Tags: Victoria Flowers and plants Buchan WONGA WONGA VINE PANDOREA PANDORANA BUCHAN CAVES RESERVE

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Jekaro 10 1 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2016 2:34PM
A wonderful series of shots Jean-Noel, very well captured with a fascinating narrative.

Roy

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