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Biarum auraniticum_01

Biarum auraniticum_01
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-23 13:41
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Biarum auraniticum [
Araceae] is one of a number of geophytes that bloom without leaves, before the first winter rains arrive. Note the dry soil around it! In Israel it is known only in the Heights of Golan; it is quite rare.

The structure of the flower is similar to other Arum family members, commonly known as “Jack in the Pulpit” flowers. The large colorful “leaf” is actually a spath, namely, a bract that covers the rhachis, the long yellow stalk (about 10 cm tall in this specimen) that carries the flowers around its base, as seen in the picture.

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Hi Ishi,
Beautiful araceae, nice compostion amd POV.
TFS. Regards. Ferran

Bonjour Ishi,
Très intéressante publication; merci pour le partage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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