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Scarlet flower

Scarlet flower
Photo Information
Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-18
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-19 14:02
Viewed: 3150
Points: 6
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Unkown scarlet flower

ecology and location

I have encountered this flower in a forest area at the roadside, nearby Kisangani. DRC is Its Localisation, in orientale province of the country.


Zygomorphic flowers. Five Green small discrete sepal. Five scarlet petals. We can see five attached petals , which are identical. It is a flower from type five (pentamerous flower). Surprisingly, only four stamens. Disposition of the stamens showing the bilateral symetry of the flower. One pistil divided in two parts at its apex. Inferior ovary.

The leaves are elliptic, entire, strong green with arcuate venation. They are simple and opposite. The leaves are waxy-coating.

Inflorescence is a compound umbel.

The picture

The picture was taken early morning under when the sunshine light was not yet intense. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-80 and an aperture of f/3.2, the speed was 1/60, with a focal length of 6 millimetres.

Post treatment

Re cropping and resizing ; improvement of the gamma and the sharpness with Olympus studio.

Other view of the flower

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Gamopetals - Jussieu University Paris
Gamopetals - Jussieu University Paris
Cours de botanique Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris
Inferior ovary - Pierre and Marie Curie University
Inferior ovary - Wikipedia Encyclopedy
Coupound umbel

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Hi Philippe,
another nice flowers. Excellent colours. Perfect presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Mr.Philippe,
I haven't seen this flower before.Attractive colour.Well captured.I think due to waxy-coating details are not showing well!
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Interesting red flowers...beautiful image. tfs.

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