Person standing on a rocky point Caloundra Queensland

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Where: Queensland, Sunshine Coast, Australia

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When: 01 January 1950

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Creator: Photograph from the 5860 Queensland Museum lantern slides and glass plate negatives collection.

Location: Caloundra, Queensland.

Description: Possibly location is Shelly Beach. Image possibly a young man wearing long-shorts and hat, standing on rocks, viewing the waves, with a pandanus palm next to her. P. Caloundra M 16 is written on the negative

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    • 03/Nov/2021 23:12:05

    Waves, rocks, pandanus palm, and some imagination. What more could you want!!???

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    • 03/Nov/2021 23:17:20

    Pandanus is a genus of monocots with some 750 accepted species.[2] They are palm-like, dioecious trees and shrubs native to the Old World tropics and subtropics. The greatest number of species are found in Madagascar and Malaysia.[3] Common names include pandan[4] (/ˈpændən/),[5] screw palm,[4] and screw pine.[4] They are classified in the order Pandanales, family Pandanaceae.[6][7] Often called pandanus palms, these plants are not closely related to palm trees. The species vary in size from small shrubs less than 1 m (3.3 ft) tall, to medium-sized trees 20 m (66 ft) tall, typically with a broad canopy, heavy fruit, and moderate growth rate.[12] The trunk is stout, wide-branching, and ringed with many leaf scars.[13] Mature plants can have branches.[13] Depending on the species, the trunk can be smooth, rough, or warty.[14] The roots form a pyramidal tract to hold the trunk.[15] They commonly have many thick stilt roots near the base, which provide support as the tree grows top-heavy with leaves, fruit, and branches.[16] These roots are adventitious and often branched. The top of the plant has one or more crowns of strap-shaped leaves that may be spiny,[6][7] varying between species from 30 cm (12 in) to 2 m (6.6 ft) or longer, and from 1.5 cm (0.59 in) up to 10 cm (3.9 in) broad. They are dioecious, with male and female flowers produced on different plants. The flowers of the male tree are 2–3 cm (0.79–1.18 in) long and fragrant, surrounded by narrow, white bracts. The female tree produces flowers with round fruits that are also bract-surrounded. The individual fruit is a drupe, and these merge to varying degrees forming multiple fruit, a globule structure, 10–20 cm (3.9–7.9 in) in diameter and have many prism-like sections, resembling the fruit of the pineapple. Typically, the fruit changes from green to bright orange or red as it matures. The fruits can stay on the tree for more than 12 months. Source: