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Ringworm bush
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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: 2010-11-30
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon PowerShot A95, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: A small journey in Ghana
Date Submitted: 2011-05-08 8:41
Viewed: 8389
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The subject

Senna alata (L.) Roxb.

Common in West Africa, as well as in all Tropical Africa, of the familly Caesalpiniaceae.

It is ashrub up to 2-5 meters high. The paripinnate leaves are arranged in spirals. The inflorescence is a terminal raceme erected, 20-50 cm long, many-flowered. Bracts are elliptical, orange, enclosing the bud. The petals are oval wrap, bright yellow. The fruit is a winged pod, initially green, becoming shortly black.

The preferred habitats of Senna alata are open edges, including edges of rainforests. Senna alata occurs up to 2000 above sea level, but at low altitude it is more abundant. It supports an annual rainfall of 600-4300 mm and average annual temperatures of 15-30 C. It occurs both on heavy soils than sandy, acidic to slightly alkaline.

Many medical applications in traditional medicine.

The shooting

Photograph taken next to a forest, a sunny morning. Focal Length 8 mm. F / 6,3. With these parameters the shutter speed is 1 / 200 th.


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Hello Philippe
Unusual plant with beautiful flowers. Beautiful vibrant colors, excellent sharpness.

great senna shrub, TFS Ori

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