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Romulea bulbocodium

Romulea bulbocodium
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Copyright: Lior Almagor (LiorAlmagor) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 90] (1266)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon AF-S VR 105mm 2.8G IF-ED Micro
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-15 1:18
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Points: 2
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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Ixioideae
Tribe: Ixieae
Genus: Romulea
Species: Romulea bulbocodium
Romulea bulbocodium is one of the best-known species from the genus Romulea. The plant, a member of the Iridaceae family, is native to Europe and mainly the Mediterranean region. It has many varieties and is occasionally used as ornamental plant.
The species has a small rootstock - a corm which can be found in sandy and rocky soils. It produces long and slender leaves. The plant looks much like the popular Crocus. It is in convergent evolution with it.
The blooms are small and with six tepals. Most varieties have purple or violet blooms, but white or yellow also occur.
The ovary is 3-locular and the seeds are brown, pellet-like, circular grains.

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Ciao Lior, splendid light on lovely flower, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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