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Dracaena fragrans

Dracaena fragrans
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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-18
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ7
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-18 5:20
Viewed: 5360
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Inflorescence still in buds stage.
Dracaena fragrans (Corn Plant, Cornstalk Dracaena) is a flowering plant species in the family Ruscaceae, that resembles a corn stalk in habitus. It is native to West Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia. Dracaena fragrans has rosettes of glossy, green leaves, broadly striped and banded with light green and yellow down the center. It is a slow growing pole shrub and the leaves can reach up to 3 feet (1 m) long by 4 inches (10 cm) wide. When plants are grown in the ground, they can reach about 20 foot tall (over 6 m) but their growth is limited when they are potted. Cornstalk Dracaen has white flowers that are highly fragrant, hence the specific name fragans. They are popular with insects, and in the Neotropics get rarely visited by a few generalist hummingbird species like the Sapphire-spangled Emerald (Amazilia lactea).
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family: Ruscaceae
Genus: Dracaena
Species: D. fragrans
Binomial name
Dracaena fragrans
Extracted fro, Wikipedia

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-06-18 18:06]

Ola Raimundo
Bela foto desta curiosas flor, seus detalhes são incrivel, a nitidez da foto esta otima e a luminosidade tbem.

Hi Raimundo,
I have only seen the Dracaena fragrans plant, but never in flower. Thanks a lot for sharing a picture of this flower. The central part of the flower head has gone out of focus, though.
- Nirmal

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2008-06-19 7:01]

Oi Raimundo
bem bonita sua dracena..
gosto como vc tem trabalhado bem o fundo de suas fotos ultimamente, e a composição ou corte que vc executa nelas.. esta esta muito boa, só um detalhe, que me chama a atenção, se possivel em fotos como esta, use um tripe, para poder fechar bem a abertura da lente para uns 8 ou mais se possivel, que tornaria o DOF com nitidez em todas as delicadas e bonitas pétalas..


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