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Colchicum cupanii

Colchicum cupanii
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D5200, Nikon 55-200mm DX AF-S Lens, +2 macro filter
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-10-29 11:52
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Points: 10
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Colchicum cupanii Guss., 1827
Liliales: Colchicaceae
Common name: Mediterranean Meadow Saffron

Colchicum cupani is a widespread species, known as the Mediterranean Meadow Saffron, which grows around much of the central Mediterranean Basin, reported from France, Sardinia, Italy, Albania, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Sicily, Algeria, Malta and Tunisia.[1]

Colchicum cupani is quite variable. Some specimens have flowers that open completely to a star shape e.g. that in picture, while other specimens remain cup-shaped. The pink to purple, untessellated flowers are small, up to 3 cm (1") in diameter. It is the first flower in autumn. Flowering period Sept-Dec.

Flowers 1-2 (-4) smelling like almond, pinkish-lilac to rose-purple, distinctly veined, with throat whitish. Tube yellowish-white, often tinged pinkish-purple. Tepals up to 2.5 (-3) X 0.5 (-0.7) cm. Filaments glabrous, white, swollen base greenish-yellow. Anthers purplish-brown to -black. Styles usually not longer than stamens, white, straight. Stigmas punctiform.

All parts of plant have the poison colchicin.

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Olá Nikos,
That's a nice presentation.
Great compositio, pretty flower, clear and clean
Fine colors and shapes.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-29 16:39]

Hi Nikos,dark but correct exposure to take the best petal details of this nice flowers bloomed in autumn,perfect POV too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

beautiful, try to brighten a little, greetings Ori

hallo Nikos
great shot of this beautiful flower
good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-10-30 11:26]

Hi Nikos,
Very beautiful flower. Perfect sharpness details and nice natural colours.
Regards Jiri.

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