Close-up of Inflorescence of Matchstick Banksia: Banksia cuneata [Family: Proteaceae] - an endangered plant from Western Australia. The matchstick-like appearance of individual flowers in the late-bud-stage gives rise to the common name.
Orchid - The Queen of Sheba - Thelymitra speciosa - This flamboyant beauty is native to Western Australia. It grows in open, sandy clays in exposed plains within the Wheatbelt. It takes between 7 to 10 years to flower-