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New South Wales Christmas bush An evergreen native shrub that has three-pointed leaves and creamy flowers in spring. After flowering, the calyces turn a pink-red for a stunning show around Christmas time.<br />
Grows to around 5 metres Australia,Ceratopetalum gummiferum,Cunoniaceae,Geotagged,New South Wales Christmas bush,Oxalidales,botany,plant,summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

New South Wales Christmas bush

An evergreen native shrub that has three-pointed leaves and creamy flowers in spring. After flowering, the calyces turn a pink-red for a stunning show around Christmas time.
Grows to around 5 metres

    comments (2)

  1. That is a beautiful Christmas "hallmark"!
    Happy New Year and may it be filled of beautiful nature spottings!
    Posted 5 months ago
  2. Cool, first species in this family :) Posted 5 months ago

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''Ceratopetalum gummiferum'', the New South Wales Christmas bush, is a tall shrub or small tree popular in cultivation due to its sepals that turn bright red-pink at around Christmas time. The petals are actually small and white - it is the sepals that enlarge to about 12mm after the flower sets fruit and starts to dry out.

The specific name ''gummiferum'' alludes to the large amounts of gum that is discharged from cut bark.

Similar species: Oxalidales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jan 1, 2019. Captured Dec 20, 2018 11:37 in 40A Rowan Cres, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm