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Argania spinosa

Argania spinosa
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Copyright: Michal Smoczyk (Michau) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 11 N: 87] (577)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-17
Categories: Flowers, Trees
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Toshiba CF 2 GB Card, Hoya HMC Super UV(0) 72 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Morocco
Theme(s): Plants of Morocco [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-27 3:30
Viewed: 5064
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Argan tree Argania spinosa (Sapotaceae), one of the well known plants of Morocco. An endemic tree to south western Morocco. Famous and expensive oil is squeezed out from its seeds (still traditionally pressed by berber women by hand), applied in cosmetics (massage, soap), as lightning and to culinary use. Marc is used as food for domesticated animals (camels, sheeps etc.). Seeds are covered with a yellow big 'olive'-like fruits.

Anti-Atlas mountain range, south of Ait Baha.

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Hallo Michal
A very interesting image with some fascinating details captured. This must have been a delightful sight looking at this tree in the middel of the Anti-Atlas mountain range covered with beautiful big yellow fruits. Great viewpoint with a pleasant composition. The rocks around the tree adds extra character to this great landscape. Thanks for sharing this Argan tree which I have not seen, neither heard of before. Best regards.

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