Mucuna novo-guineensis (Fabaceae)

"Passionate" flowering of  Mucuna nova-guineensis (New Guinea Creeper) few days back at Cairns Botanical Gardens

Mucuna novo-guineensis

It flowers at the Cairns Botanical Gardens. Most fortunate that I needn’t go to New Guinea to see this spectacular climber. It’s an exquisite feeling standing before these marvellous bunches of scarlet flowers. Words do this no justice. See it for yourself. If you’ve missed it it is definitely something to go into your bucket list.

Mucuna novo-guineensis
Compound leaf with 3 leaflets


About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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