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Pallenis spinosa

Pallenis spinosa
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Copyright: Umar Ulyn (goatman04) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/1.3, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-24 7:23
Viewed: 2472
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pallenis (Cass.) in Cuvier 1825, is a small genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). The type species is Pallenis spinosa.

The name is derived from palea (chaff), referring to the chaffy receptacle.

This is a typical Mediterranean genus, occurring in desert and coastal habitats of Southern Europe, North Africa, the Canary Islands and the Middle East.

It consists of, annual or biennial, herbaceous plants with white, sub-silky hairs on their soft stems, growing to a height of 20-50 cm. They grow on uncultivated or disturbed land and roadsides. They are hardy, even surviving in dry to very dry environments or cold spells.

The small, alternate, entire leaves are elliptic to obovate. They have short petioles at the base of the stem but are sessile in the upper half.

The solitary inflorescence grows at the top of the branches. The large, slightly convex receptacle shows numerous, yellowish orange, hermaphrodite disc florets and two whorls of yellow ray florets. They flower from March to July.

The long, villous, involucral bracts end in an apical sharp-pointed spine. The achene is glabrous or is covered with short hairs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-24 7:26]

Hi Umar,very nice point of view to take the yellow flowers so well and to see the complete plant too,excellent point of view and rich composition.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Umar
Beautiful capture of this species.Lovely composition,wonderful colours and great sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-24 8:21]

Hello Umar,
Nice photo of this sunflower in its natural surroundings. beautiful colours and taken from a good POV.

Ciao Umar, lovely composition with beutiful flowers, excellent clarity, splendid natural colors and wonderful light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Umar
very nice picture with many details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Umar,
nice composition. Amazing colours. Perfect point of view.
Have a nice evening,

Hello Umar,
As usual a top quality image with superb focus. A very nice species of flowering plant with magnificent colors. Amazing details and splendid composition. Very good WB and perfect POV.
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Umar. Great light fantastic colours. Detail and DOF perfect.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-24 12:12]

Hello Umar.
Beautiful yellow flower and beautiful photo with nice composition, very good colours and very good sharpness.Regards Siggi

Hello Umar

Beautiful photo of these flowers, fine POV,
very beautiful light and color tones,
excellent focus, sharpness and details, TFS


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