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Pancratium maritimum L.
Bulb very large, 5-5.5 x 3.5A5(-S) cm, deeply sunk, tapered to along neck 12-15 cm. Leaves appearing before anthesis, lorate, 28-40(-50) cm x 10-24 mm, glaucous, obtuse. Scape 12.5-35 cm or more, compressed, stout. Umbel 3-10-flowered. Spathe 35-90 mm, broadly lanceolate, abruptly narrowing into a long beak, scarious. Pedicels 5-13 mm, shorter than ovary. Flowers white, very sweetly scented. Hypanthial tube very slender, 35-90 mm. Perianth segments linear-lanceolate, erecto-patent to patent, 55-85 x 3.5-8.5 mm, acute. Corona 25-50(-70) mm, margin with 12 triangular teeth. Anthers 4.5-6 mm. Capsule 23-30 x 18-28 mm.
Habitats: Sandy beaches, dunes
Altitude: sea level-5 m.
Reference: Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands Vol:8
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Excellent habitat photograph from good point of view. regards yiannis
nice exposed bulbs, TFS Ori
- [2011-05-03 4:57]
Thank you for letting us know this plant I didn't know and for the note you let with your picture...
I like the pov you chose in order to let us see very well the interesting leaves against the white sky...
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