You seemed to be interested in the story of the bunya bunya pines that I posted last week. Today, when I went into my art session, which is held in the Botanic Gardens, I saw this display of the cones.
They have been brought into the room for artists to paint. We are not allowed to bring non-Bot. Garden material, for fear of spreading the myrtle rust disease into the gardens. So, the gardens provide material for classes to use.
I was able to get some close ups of the nuts. I didn’t realise that they were so big. No wonder Aborigines feasted on them.
These other photos are just general shots. You can see how the casings fit so neatly together around the central core of the cone. Wonderful patterns!