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Tradescantia detail

Tradescantia detail
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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: 2008-03-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ7
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-09 5:35
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Taxonomic name: Tradescantia spathacea
Synonyms: Rhoeo discolor Hance ex Walp, Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stear, Rhoeo discolor (L'Hér.) Hance, Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn, Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn forma concolor (Baker) Stehle, Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn forma variegata (Hook) Stehle, Tradescantia discolor L'Hér., Tradescantia discolor L'Hér., Tradescantia discolor L'Hér. var. concolor Baker, Tradescantia discolor L'Hér. var. variegata Hook.
Common names: boat lily (English), boat plant (English), faina kula (Tonga), moses in a boat (English), Moses-in-a-basket (English-Hawaii), oyster plant (English), riri mangio (Cook Islands), riri raei (Cook Islands), talotalo, laupapaki (Niue)
Organism type: herb
Tradescantia spathacea is a beautiful succulent that has been introduced to south Asia and many Pacific Islands from its native range in the tropical Americas. Although it has not yet been declared a pest in many areas it has become a very invasive weed in Florida where it invades and disrupts native plant communities. It creates a dense groundcover on the forest floor that prevents native plants from germinating. T. spathacea has diverse reproductive methods and grows in areas other plants cannot. These two characteristics make this plant a potential danger to many areas. Monitoring is recommended where ever this species is present.
Shoted here only the pourse that protect the little flowers. Why I chose this photo? For the similarity with a feminine shoe. It´s a little hommage to the Inetrnational Day from Women.

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lovely delicate pose, really soft and beautiful colours, almost a piece of art...TFS regards h

Hi Raimundo,

Very nice photo, captured the graceful curves of the flower nicely, good note too.


Hola Raimundo.
Sencilla imagen pero con muy agradable presentación.
Bellos colores y detalles.
Un saludo amigo, JL.

Olá Raimundo,

Muito me agrada sua galeria de fotos,muitas espécies de flores e plantas.
Esta com cores vibrantes e uma delicadeza que dispensa qualquer comentário.


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