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Aponogeton distachyos

Aponogeton distachyos
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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: 2010-12-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D-5000, 18-55mm AF-S Nikkor, @ ISO 200
Exposure: f/36.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-06 7:07
Viewed: 3874
Points: 18
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Scientific classification

Order: Alismatales
Family: Aponogetonaceae
Genus: Aponogeton

Binomial name: Aponogeton distachyos L.f.

Common Names
Waterblommetjie, Cape-pondweed, Water Hawthorn, Vleikos, Cape Pond Weed

Native to South Africa Western Cape and Mpumalanga Provinces but introduced elsewhere in quiet ponds in warm temperate to subtropical climates in winter rainfall areas. It grows in ponds and vleis which dry up in summer, becoming dormant in the dry summer and growing again when the pools fill with autumn rain.

It is an aquatic plant growing from a tuberous rhizome. The often mottled leaves float on the water surface from a petiole up to 1 m long from the rhizome; the leaf blade is narrow oval, 6–25 cm long and 1.5–7.7 cm broad, with an entire margin and parallel veins. The flowers are produced on an erect spike with two branches at the apex like a 'Y', held above the water surface; they are sweetly scented, with one or two white petal-like perianth segments 1-2 cm long, and six or more dark purple-brown stamens.

The species was described by Carolus Linnaeus the Younger in Supplementum Plantarum 32, 214. 1782 (as "distachyon").

Reference: Wikipedia

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nice, look at the pictures of this species that I posted previously. Ori

Hello Volkan!
Nice picture.
Nice lightness and colours. Good contrast and sharpness. Superb background.
Original picture.
Well done!

Bonjour Volkan,
Agréable macro valorisant relativement bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Merhaba Volkan:) bu türü ben de çekmiştim. Yerel değil diye de Treklens de vermiştim. Botanik bahçesi sağolsun:)
Güzel çekim olmuş. Eline sağlık.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-06 15:29]

Hi Volkan,i like a lot this photographic style whit the black background,very nice flower and very good pic too,excellent sharpness and perfect white balance.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hallo Volkan
Nothing exaggerated, just right, just beautiful. It is a super macro with great focus, composition, excellent detail and most of all soft feminine colours and detail. The white petals of the Waterblommetjie with only a few specs of other colour in between stands out beautifully in front of the dark background. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

A beautiful flower study made even more beautiful by that isolating black BG Volkan, perfect vertical composition and a pleasure to observe, thanks for sharing...

Selamlar volkan bey,
netlik mükemmel.
En güzel dileklerimle,

hello Volkan
great shot with good details and lovely naturel colours
greeting lou

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