Tibouchina are trees or shrubs growing from half a metre to 25 metres in height, and are native to Mexico, the Caribbean and South America (particularly Brazil.
These images were taken in the Botanic Gardens at Colac, near where I live.
The next image shows my love of getting up very close with the subject when photographing flowers.
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