Square Trees #24 – big tree blue sea

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge July: Square Tree

Todays square tree is a Pandanus Tree
Pandanus tectorius is a small tree which can reach 5-6 metres in height comprising separate male and female trees. The leaves have short spines along the edges and on their midribs. The plants are supported at the base by prop roots which help to anchor the plant in sandy soil. The tree may flower throughout the year. Female plants produce large pineapple-like fruits comprised, when ripe, of yellow, red or orange segments containing the individual seeds.
Parts of the fruit of the Pandanus are edible and it is reported to form a major source of food in Micronesia. The ripe segments of the fruit and the seeds can be roasted and eaten.

Your song for today

This is a great place to sit and watch for whales

The roots certainly have a good hold on the ground and are spreading down the cliff edge.

You may remember my Monday Portrait last Monday of the little fellow sitting in the tree. He was a pandanus nut, one of the segments of the fruit of the Pandanus Tree

A lovely shady spot on a warm day

33 thoughts on “Square Trees #24 – big tree blue sea

      1. Oh crikey, no doesn’t sound that fabulous if there are irritants in it. She mentioned it is called breadfruit, but doesn’t sound like the breadfruit I’ve heard of before. Maybe the liqueur will be more my style!!

        Fascinating – thanks for sharing the link.

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      2. The breadfruit comes from roasting and crushing the nuts to make flour. I wonder about the booze factor.
        Glad to provide a bit of Australia πŸ™‚

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    1. I love Pandanus trees. So much is going on with them. So much of the tree is able to be used. I saw more than one whale but that was the best photo…..very cropped πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      1. Thanks Becky. I seem to be a bit blocked and miserable in the mornings and afternoons when it’s a bit colder and this afternoon a cold wind has blown up. Trying to stay indoors but the tap quality of my nose is increasing. I wish I could shake it but perhaps it’s just sinus related more than anything else. thanks for thinking of me xxx

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      2. There hasn’t been any covid around here and living in isolation helps. I have been wearing a mask when in town and sterilising and washing my hands like mad. K has been to the Dr and is OK and she is the only close contact I have. I am alright most of the time it’s just early AM and evenings.
        All hugs gratefully received πŸ€—β€

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  1. Wow – what a great tree – beautiful and provides edibles
    the last photo is my fav today because of the blue sky and the way th leaves are artsy looking up like that – and nice flow from the bench/corner shot to that one – πŸ™‚

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