|Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone)
|Date Taken: 2012-03-18|
|Categories: Rain Forest|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot G12|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2013-09-20 14:19|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
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.
Actinomorphic flowers. Green small discrete sepal. White petals. We can see 5 unattached petals , which are identical. It is a flower from type 5 (pentamerous flower) dialypetals.
Dissotis rotundifolia (Sm.) is a small perennial plant whose stems are between 60-90 centimeters. The stems are quadangulaires. Its leaves are opposite, oval and hairy. The flowers are white. They are equipped with several stamens and false stamens, as shown in the photograph. The flowers are isolated or grouped in small panicle with few flowers.
This plant belongs to the family of Melastomaceae . It is relatively common in Africa, ordinarily, in tropical and equatorial humid areas.
This plant is known in traditional medicine. Studies in Ghana, for example, have attributed to the plant of many virtues: abdominal pain, diarrhea, poisoning, gonorrhea, rheumatism, prenatal medicine, colds, asthma, oliguria, orchitis.
The picture was taken early morning when the sunshine light was not yet intense. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-80 and an aperture of f/3.5, the speed was 1/60, with a focal length of 6 millimetres.
Re cropping and resizing ; improvement of the gamma and the sharpness with Olympus studio. Treatment of the pixelisation trough neat image.
Other view of the flower
● Full size picture
● ANoter view of the same
● Visit my album of flowers
● Dialypetals - Jussieu University Paris
● Cours de botanique Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris
● Dissotis rotundifolia according Dr. Giuseppe MAZZA
● Already published in TN here (but pink colour instead of white
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Beautiful white flower.But I know which kind of specie it is.Nice POV with different colour.Wish TN members can show us exact I'd.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,
- [2013-09-21 7:13]
Lovely white flower image...I like those colors of stamens etc., amazing. tfs.