Giant Variegated Bamboo: Dendrocalamus jianshuiensis
Mondo Grass : Ophiopogon japonica ( dark green grass in centre )
I thought this was a fantastic example of a riverbed effect with low grasses planted amongst the rocks evoking an impression of water ( albeit green water! )Lions Tail : Leonotis leonurus
This aptly named shrub was in the African Savannah exhibit. The seed capsules are as exciting as the flowers.
Sausage Tree : Kigelia africana
Here is some information from some signage at the zoo:
This tree produces large, reddish-purple flowers and wooden, sausage-shaped fruits, which can weigh up to four kilograms. Many parts of the tree are eaten by different animals.
Although the fresh fruit is poisonous, it can be dried, roasted or fermented for use as a herbal medicine or to make alcohol. Shelves, boxes and canoes can also be made from the wood.
This species has been introduced to Australia and is popular with cockatoos…though not overly popular with car-owners who have unwittingly parked beneath them.