When I'm on the coast I can't help photographing Pandanus Palms, I think they have an interesting shape. There are 600 species and vary from 1m to 20 m.
|They grow on the coast of Australia and the Pacific Islands. This one is at Redcliffe on Moreton Bay|
|They have unusual fruit which goes orange when ripe. In Micronesia it is a major food source. It can be eaten raw or cooked. The leaves are used for flavouring sweet dishes.|
These are on Bondi Beach in Sydney
The afternoon sun shows up the colourful rings which are leaf scars.
I like using them to frame a shot.
This one was at Bustard Head
They attract insects and animals eat the fruit. The Polynesians use the leaves for weaving baskets, canoe sails, mats, thatch and grass skirts.