Tenerife flora

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    At the risk of repeating some plants and flowers from Madeira last January here are some from Tenerife. There is still plenty in flower this time of year but not in such profusion as in summer, no Jacaranda, Delonix or Plumeria flowers at all!

    Puerto De La Cruz Botanical gardens, the entrance has this impressive Tillandsia usneoides display, mine and @PeterS's have a long way to go!tillandsia.JPG

    Erythrina speciosa rosea.erythrina speciosa rosea.JPG

    Stifftia chrysantha.
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    Caesalpinnia pulcherrima.
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    Dombeya cayeuxii.Dombeya cayeuxii.JPG

    Artocarpus heterophyllus, Jackfruit.Jack fruit -Artocarpus heterophyllus.JPG

    Orchid Gardens.
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      Santa Cruz Palmatum. This has been built on an old landfill site on a hill and started in 1995 but stopped from 2000 to 2008 and eventually opened in 2014. To walk round you would think it had been here for decades. Featuring mainly palms from islands around the world with ponds streams and ocean views. This view is from the cultural Centre.
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      Ravenala, Travellers Tree.
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      The soft ground made easy pickings for the Hoopoe.
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      Santa Cruz, public gardens.
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        Looks like you had a lovely visit. The Dombeya cayeuxii are so impressive, I know where two are here. Is that an actual sun dial?

        Thanks for sharing.
         
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        @Victoria That is the floral clock, I used to grow carpet bedding plants for the floral clock in Weymouth but here they used violas.

        Most of the bedding were Poinsettias but there were a couple of newly planted Petunias beds.
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        I found one double flowered Poinsettia.
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        Pyrostegia everywhere.
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        Thunbergia coccinea, not seen this one before.
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          Wow, I have never seen a double Poinsettia! My Poinsettia is dropping it's petals now. The Pyrostegia is looking wonderful here at the moment. We love it but it is too big for our garden.
           
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            Nice to see all those plants in flower at this time of the year.:blue thumb:
             
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              Stunning! Thanks for sharing @strongylodon :)

              I have visited Teneriffe only once, but the variety of climates was quite interesting. The most memorable thing though was a hike in Mount Teide, with it's lovely pine and tree heather forests... but no insects. The quietness was the first indication. No birds. Then we sat down to eat our sandwiches and were not swatting flies nor mosquitoes. Then we looked down and the sandy soil was littered with pine needles just waiting for the ants to carry them away... but no ants. Not a single ant.

              Fallen pine cones were immaculate (which in an isolated ecosystem is normal, no squirrels or suitable birds happened to land in that island yet), but the lack of insects was puzzling.

              The botanical gardens were a treat and a hook to an addiction to grow exotic plants :help:
               
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                Did you see any Canarina in bloom?
                 
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                @longk none, the only one flowering prolifically apart from Pyro and Bougie was Solandra.
                 
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