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Copyright: anna colli (amcolli) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 180 W: 0 N: 68] (392)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-25
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-10 13:48
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Plumeria (common name Frangipani; syn. Himatanthus Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.) is a small genus of 7-8 species native to tropical and subtropical Americas. The genus consists of mainly deciduous shrubs and trees. P. rubra (Common Frangipani, Red Frangipani), native to Mexico, Central America, and Venezuela, produces flowers ranging from yellow to pink depending on form or cultivar. From Mexico and Central America, Plumeria has spread to all tropical areas of the world, especially Hawaii, where it grows so abundantly that many people think that it is indigenous there.Plumeria is related to the Oleander, Nerium oleander, and both possess poisonous, milky sap, rather similar to that of Euphorbia. Each of the separate species of Plumeria bears differently shaped leaves and their form and growth habits are also distinct. The leaves of P. alba are quite narrow and corrugated, while leaves of P. pudica have an elongated oak shape and glossy, dark green color. P. pudica is one of the everblooming types with non-deciduous, evergreen leaves. Another species that retains leaves and flowers in winter is P. obtusa; though its common name is "Singapore", it is originally from Colombia.

Plumeria flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar, and simply dupe their pollinators. The moths inadvertently pollinate them by transferring pollen from flower to flower in their fruitless search for nectar.Plumeria species are easily propagated by taking a cutting of leafless stem tips in spring and allowing them to dry at the base before inserting them into soil. They are also propagated via tissue culture both from cuttings of freshly elongated stems and via aseptically germinated seed. Plumeerias (or pomelias as they are colloquially called in Sicily) decorate virtually any house in Sicily and are an integral part of the landscape of any woth while villa

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Nice shot, beautiful picture
regards
Roberto

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-10 15:19]

Brava Anna,perfetta scelta dell'angolazione e della luce,ottima nota al seguito,complimenti,Luciano

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-01-10 23:00]

bella fotografia Anna, ottima la composizione con i fiori in basso e il verde che fa da cornice in alto e belli i colori caldi e naturali, brava
ciao
franco

Brava Anna, splendida nitidezza ed ottima luce, bella la composizione, continua cosė, sei grande!
Ciao Silvio

ciao Anna
bella la forma e le sfumature gialle
di questa Plumeria
ottima la gestione della luce e il POV

saluti sERGIO

Ciao Anna, Super makro capture. TFS. Regards, Nazım

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