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|Colchicum cupanii Guss., 1827|
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.
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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That's a nice presentation.
Great compositio, pretty flower, clear and clean
Fine colors and shapes.
- [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
great shot of this beautiful flower
good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou
- [2015-10-30 11:26]
Very beautiful flower. Perfect sharpness details and nice natural colours.