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Stachys tmolea

Stachys tmolea
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Copyright: Volkan Eroglu (Gramineae) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 3 N: 212] (1074)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D-5000, 18-55mm AF-S Nikkor
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-03 6:21
Viewed: 3622
Points: 12
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Fam:Labiatae (Lamiaceae)

Stachys tmolea Boiss.


Perennial with basal rosettes of sterile shoots. Flowering stems l m ,simple or with few branches, densely adpressed-tomentose, lanate-villous above. Basal leaves oblong-spathulate, 2-14 x 0.5-4.5 cm, weakly crenate to subentire, apex obtuse or sometimes acute, attenuate to rounded at base, petiole 4-10 cm. Cauline leaves 2-3-paired, oblong, 6-10 x 1.5-2.5 cm, petiole 3-7 cm, sericeous-tomentose. Floral leaves subsessile to sessile, oblonglanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 1.3-7 x 0.5-2 cm, longer than verticillasters. Verticillasters 2-5, remote, 2-14 cm apart, 15-20-flowered. Bracteoles lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 2-18 mm, herbaceous with soft spinescent tip. Pedicels 1.5-4 mm. Calyx sub-bilabiate, tubular to subcampanulate, 12-16 mm, hirsute; teeth subequal, triangular-erect, c. 1/2 x tube, mucro 0.5-1.5 mm, margin glandular and eglandular. Corolla pale lemon yellow, 16-19 mm, tube subexserted; upper lip retuse. Nutlets obovoid, 2.2 x 1.8 mm, trigonal.

Flowering time: 5-8.

Habitat: Limestone gorges and screes, eroded stony banks, forest undergrowth.

Altitude:200-1900 m.


Reference: Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands

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hello Volkan
very nice picture with great details nice light and beautiful colours
good BG
greeting lou

Great detail on this interesting species. regards Yiannis

Merhaba Volkan,
a very good macro shot of this flower, fine details and very beautiful natural colours,
nice composition with a splendid OOF BG.
Best regards

Yeni çerçeve tarzın hoş olmuş Volkan:)
ellerine sağlık.

thanks, I've seen this species only once, TFS Ori

Selamlar Volkan bey,
Labiate nin karakteristiklerini çok güzel bir şekilde açığa vuran bir çalışma olmuş.
Elinize sağlık.

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