One of my favourite trees is the coastal pandanus also known as Australian screw pine which is prolific throughout the Sunshine Coast. They certainly add a bit of interest to photos that might otherwise be a little bland.
Their interesting shapes and the bizarre look of the root system are often cause for comment.
The "nuts" or fruit start out green and end up bright yellow to dark orange and fall apart littering the ground with chunks of fruit. I am sure that some time in the distant past I prised one piece open, eventually, and found a small kernel of white inside which tasted a bit like coconut but it was too hard to find which may explain why I never bothered again.
I have to confess, though, that today was the first time I had seen one in flower! In fact, I had never given a thought to whether they flowered. There was only the one flower to be seen on the many trees I saw growing at Point Cartwright today so I'm thinking they are not too common or I am uncommonly unobservant.
This is a close up of the flower, not unlike that of an ordinary palm I guess, but in miniature. Just thought it was interesting enough to share.