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Wild Stockrose

Wild Stockrose
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Copyright: Natley Prinsloo (Mamagolo2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 1 N: 636] (3124)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-20
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-10 11:44
Viewed: 2736
Points: 6
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Wild Stockrose/Hibiscus calophyllus

Shrubby perennial herb, up to 2m high: occurring in busveld and riverine bush, often in shady or moist places. Leaves +- circular, rarely 3-5 lobed, up to 120 mm in diameter, velvety; base heart-shaped; margin toothed; stalk up to 50 mm long. Flowers solitary in leaf axils, up to 120 mm in diameter, yellow with a dark maroon centre; lower calyx whorl of 5 segments, relatively broad in the middle, tapering to a long hair like tip; upper calyx whorl with lobes ovate to ovate-lanceolate, usually 3-veined joined to nearly halfway. About 55 species of Hibiscus occur in the region. In H. lunarifolius the lower calyx segments are usually broadest near the base and the flowers lack a dark centre.
H. engleri has 3-5 lobed leaves, hairs which create extreme irritation and a lower calyx of 7-10 segments.

Source: Wild Flowers of South Africa

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Hello Natley,
I like the pleasant light lemon-yellow colour of the flower and the very good quality....and that is an understatement. The microcosm of the maroon centre completes the image more than well....just beautiful. Well done and best wishes.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 48 N: 965] (4837)
  • [2011-11-10 18:45]

Beautiful flower, dear Natley!
Best wishes from,

Hi Natley,
Another excellent capture. Beautiful colours, splendid detail and DOF portrayed.

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