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Androcymbium palaestinum

Androcymbium palaestinum
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Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Micro Nikkor 60mm
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-11 2:28
Viewed: 1000
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Androcymbium palaestinum is a plant with a corm from which a rosette of leaves develops. The flowers sit very close together in between the leaves, giving the appearance of a specially-arranged bouquet between the rocks. The flower, which measures around 3cm across, resembles that of the autumn crocus (Colchicum). Both have six, separate nectaries. On account of this and other common characteristics, some of them genetic, both have been taken out of the Lily family (Liliaceae) and put into their own family, Colchicaceae. Androcymbium palaestinum belongs to an African genus and is one of only a few species to have made it across the Sahara Desert into our region. It migrated in Israel area up the Jordan Valley, from the Arava in the south to the Sea of Galilee in the north. In the Arava, it is one of the only bulbous plants, and it flowers only once every few years, when there has been sufficient rain.

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Hello Ori
A spectacular coloured Androcymbium palaestinum, lovely detail and composition.
TFS Janice

hallo ori
very nice picture with good details
i like this flower
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-12 12:55]

Hi Ori,magnificent flowers from the best POV and great quality as usual! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Sharp, well exposed and nice composition. Thank you for the notes as well.

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