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Dracunculus vulgaris

Dracunculus vulgaris
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6475 W: 89 N: 15609] (65297)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-05 0:57
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Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks to Christodoulos for the exact ID

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Areae
Genus: Dracunculus
Species: D. vulgaris

Dracunculus vulgaris is a species of aroid in the genus Dracunculus and is known variously as the Dragon Arum, the Black Arum, the Voodoo Lily, the Snake Lily, the Stink Lily, the Black Dragon, the Black Lily, Dragonwort, and Ragons. In Greece, part of its native range, the plant is called Drakondia, the long spadex being viewed as a small dragon hiding in the spathe.
It is native to the Balkans, extending as far as Turkey, Greece, Crete and the Aegean Islands, and also to the south-western parts of Anatolia. It has been introduced to the United States and is currently present in the states of Oregon, California and Tennessee as well as the commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The species is characterised by a large purple spathe and spadix has a very unpleasant smell reminiscent of a carcass. That is because the pollinators of this aroid are flies (Lucilia and others).

Dracunculus vulgaris è una specie di aroid nel genere Dracunculus ed è conosciuto come l'Arum Drago, l'Arum Nero, il Giglio Voodoo, il Giglio Snake, il Giglio Stink, il Drago Nero, il Giglio Nero, Dragonwort e Ragons. In Grecia, una parte del suo areale originario, la pianta si chiama Drakondia, il spadex lungo sono visti come un piccolo drago nascosto nella spata.
E 'nativo per i Balcani, che si estende fino alla Turchia, Grecia, Creta e le isole dell'Egeo, e anche per la parte sud-occidentale dell'Anatolia. E 'stato introdotto negli Stati Uniti ed è attualmente presente negli stati di Oregon, California e il Tennessee e il Commonwealth di Porto Rico.
La specie è caratterizzata da una grande spata color porpora e spadice ha un odore che ricorda molto sgradevole di una carcassa. Questo perché il impollinatori di questo aroid sono mosche (Lucilia ed altri).

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Hello Luciano,

this looks to me an Arum sp. I dont know wich they look on each other.
The height, soil etc are inportant.
Good of sahrpness and pov.
Fine colors.


Ciao Luciano,
l'indicazione di Gert è esatta, dovrebbe essere un fiore di Gigaro chiaro (Arun italicum), una specie comune nell'area mediterranea, bellissimi colori vividi e buona nitidezza, ottimo POV
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Hello Luciano,
Something new and very interesting. Splendid colors, details
and sharpness.
Great capture with wonderful clarity. Useful and interesting photograpers note.

Ciao Luciano, certo che andare in turchia e fotografare un Arum italicum, lo trovavi anche a Borgo Cerreto..., fantastici colori e splendida nitidezza, bello il contrasto con il cielo blu, bravo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Luciano. Priofondità incredibile e colori eccellenti. Appena in oversharp.


hello Luciano
great sharpness picture with good details and super good sunlight who make the colours beautiful
greeting lou

Ya me parecía a mi extraña esta planta para ser de nuestras tierras jeje; luego
vi que era de Turquía. Una especie sis duda espectacular de la que supiste sacar
buen partido a sus formas y colores, sobre todo en su parte inferior.
Un saludo Luciano: Josep Ignasi.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-05 8:04]

Hello Luciano,
An unknown plant to me. Beautiful colours, very sharp and a nice DOF. A photo in splendid light.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10644)
  • [2011-01-05 8:31]

Ciao Luciano,
Holidays in Bodrum.!
Beautiful composition and presentation, nice colours and good details.
Best wishes,

Hi Luciano!
Very interesting and unusual photo. I like colours very much. Great sharpness.
Well done,
thanks for sharing,

Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.
The habitat in the photo looks too open and dry for Arun Italicum, which prefers shaded and damp habitats. In the area there are a lot of Arum species and probably the species on the photo is one of them. Also, it is possible to be Dracunculus vulgaris (usually taller than the Arum species). From the photo I have the impression that the species is too tall to be Arum.
I think that it is more probably Dracunculus vulgaris.

ciao Luciano,
nice to see a shot from Turchia from your camera. very beautiful arum species. you nicely captured it under good lighting condition and with razor sharpness of focus. beautiful coloration and composition. thanks for sharing.
best wishes

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-05 10:00]

Ciao Luciano,
A fine capture of the striking fruit of this species of Arum that is technically superb with the clear blue sky BG providing a superb contrast with the red berries. A fine colourful shot that we in the dark snowy North need to cheer us up.
With kind regards,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-01-05 10:01]

Hi Luciano,
Excellent photo of this splendid Fruits, TFS!

what a strange image, beautiful lighting colors and very good sharpness, very interesting Luciano, "keep photographing" my friend!
TFS Nasos

Hi Luciano,
Beautiful photo of this impressive infructescence, amazing colours and sharpness; well done! I agree with Christodoulous about the ID of this species, the infructescence is very large for Arum italicum.
Best wishes, Pambos

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-01-05 14:21]

Ciao Luciano,
What a strange plant!
Great macro with very good sharpness,details and excellent colours.TFS.
have a nice night.

Ciao Luciano
complimenti per la bella foto,grande nitidezza e ottimo contrasto, molto interessanti le note che hai riportato.
Grazie per la condivisione.
Ciao Vanni

Hello Luciano.
This is beautiful and bright against the blue sky. Looks juicy with green and red brilliantly in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-07 1:47]

Hello Luciano,
what an exciting composition of arresting and carnival of colours. Its contrast is wonderful against the blue sky. Exciting view indeed.
A sharpness and details are well shown.


salut Luciano

j'avais manqué cette photo de toi,
WOW ! quelle belle luminosité et
également tonalité naturelle des
couleurs qu'il y a dans cette photo,
le tout superbement focusé avec d'excellente
netteté et détails et un superbe contraste, TFS


Ciao Luciano,
Spectacular shot with beautiful exposure, colors, sharpness and DoF. Excellent composition, splendid lights, solid frame - this is just brilliant! A masterpiece of a rarely seen species. Bravo.
Grazie, buon fine settimana, Ladislao

great capture of this aroid, coming out of Pistacia lentiscus, TFS Ori

Bela foto Luciano com cores agradáveis meus parabéns.Se tiver perto de S.Paulo envie um e mail para conhecermos.

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