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Romulea bulbocodium


Romulea bulbocodium
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-01-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2015-02-04 7:19
Viewed: 776
Points: 6
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Romulea bulbocodium (L.) Sebast. & Mauri
Family: Iridaceae

Romulea bulbocodium is a very common and widespread wild plant of cretan flora. It is a herbaceous plant, with erect, hairless stems.
Flowers are very variable in colour; tube and throat usually yellow, segments white to lilac or violet, greenish or with 1-5 dark lines outside. Bract 1-21 cm, purplish or with reddish-brown dots, with a very narrow thin,dry (scarious) margin. Bracteole equalling the bract but wider, acute, (obtuse when flattened out), scarious, or with a narrow green keel, brownish. Perianth (1-)2-35(55) cm; tube 35-8 mm; segments elliptical to oblong-oblanceolate, usually acute. Filaments hairy below; top of anthers reaching to about the middle of the segments or a little higher.

Habitat: Garigue and phrygana, open rocky places, on stabilized beaches and mountain slopes.

Flowering period: Febr. - May

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-02-04 7:21]

Hi Nikos,a beautiful and interesting specie in an excellent macro,i like a lot the exposure,perfect to create the best contrast with the dark background,very good details too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Nikos - Another beautiful presentation of a flower with attractive dark BG and eye-catching composition. Nicely managed light on white petals with natural sharpness. Thanks for sharing this "ROMULEA" species with useful NOTE. Regards - Srikumar

hallo Nikos
Very nice picture with great sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

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