Another one of the 700 Eucalyptus species. Yes, there are that many!!

This is the Eucalyptus macrocarpa (makros = large, karpos = fruit), which is native to the south-west of Western Australia.

Four of the operculums are still in place, with only one flower – with all its wonderful stamens popping forth :)

King’s Park Botanical Gardens, Perth – August, 2011

Note: this is a cropped version of the original posted image – as per sleuthi’s suggestion below

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