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Scilla peruviana

Scilla peruviana
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-02
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Morocco [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-08 0:29
Viewed: 3425
Points: 20
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Scilla peruviana L.

Portuguese Squill (Scilla peruviana) is a species of Scilla native to the western Mediterranean region in Iberia, Italy, and northwest Africa.
It is a bulb-bearing herbaceous perennial plant. The bulb is 6–8 cm diameter, white with a covering of brown scales. The leaves are linear, 20–60 cm long and 1–4 cm broad, with 5-15 leaves produced each spring. The flowering stem is 15–40 cm tall, bearing a dense pyramidal raceme of 40-100 flowers; each flower is blue, 1–2 cm diameter, with six tepals.
The scientific name peruviana, "of Peru" results from confusion over the origin of the specimens from which the species was described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753; he was given specimens imported from Spain aboard a ship named Peru, and was misled into thinking the specimens had come from that country. The rules of botanical naming do not allow a scientific name to be changed merely because it is potentially confusing. Source

This photo is taken in W of Tiznit at 400 m, Morocco.

Dedicada a Dolors que no la va veure en flor en el seu moment, donada la seva part feixuga a l’hora de compartir les tasques d’exploració.

For Ori
Dr. in botany, great expert on the flora of the south Mediterranean, that view, photograph and upload S. peruviana to TN last year in Morocco

Scilla in my Personal web

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Bonjour Ferran,
Jolie composition avec une excellente netteté.
Belles couleurs.

Hi Ferran,
amazing photo of this flower. Amazing colours and composition.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
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Bonjour Ferran,
Une espèce de Scilla bien différente des notres. Et une note très intéressante, je me demandais aussi pourquoi elle s'appelait "peruviana" Merci pour ton explication. Il me semble que l'image est légèrement surexposée.
Bonne fin de semaine

Hi Ferran,
In Israel we have 5 species of the genus scilla, but do not jave the Scilla peruviana.
Good image.

This is a spectacular Scilla, beautiful colour and form. Very nicely presented. regards yiannis

hello Ferran
very nice composition of this plant
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ferran
Interesting and impressive Scilla!

Bonjour Ferran,
La lumière me parait un peu trop vive mais le sujet est tout de même remarquablement valorisé sous une belle lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Bonica espècie que mai havia vist. Fotogràficament millor la segona q tens a la web
personal on es veu tota la planta.

great capture of one of the most striking Mediterranean bulbs, greetings Ori

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