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Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D90
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-21 5:18
Viewed: 2953
Points: 44
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Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

My short holiday in the state of Terengganu allowed me to appreciate this pretty little flower.

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa is a flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae, native to southern and southeastern Asia, from India, east to southern China, Taiwan and the Philippines, and south to Malaysia and Sulawesi. It grows in coasts, natural forest, riparian zones, wetlands, moist and wet forests, bog margins, from sea level up to 2400 m elevation
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa is an evergreen shrub growing up to 4 m-12 feet tall. The leaves are opposite, leathery, 5-7 cm long and 2-3.5 cm broad, three-veined from the base, oval, obtuse to sharp pointed at the tip, glossy green above, densely grey or rarely yellowish-hairy beneath, with a wide petiole and an entire margin. The flowers are solitary or in clusters of two or three, 2.5-3 cm diameter, with five petals which are tinged white outside with purplish-pink or all pink.
The fruit is edible, 10-15 mm long, purple, round, three or four-celled, capped with persistent calyx lobes, soft, with 40-45 seeds in a double row in each cell; seed dispersal is by frugivorous birds and mammals. Seed production and germination rates are high.
It has shown promise as a fire retardant species for use in fire breaks in the Himalayas.[5] It is a popular ornamental plant in gardens in tropical and subtropical areas, grown for its abundant flowers and sweet, edible fruit.[4] The fruit can be made into pies and jams, or used in salads. In Vietnam, the fruits are used to produce a wine called rượu sim.

anel, marius-secan, Alex99, pegos, andrzej, maaciejka, CeltickRanger, uleko, nagraj, tuslaw, Pitoncle, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-03-21 6:40]

Hello Foozi,
An interesting plant this Rhodomyrtus, a mixture of Rhododendron and Myrtus probably..
Very well presented assemblage showing different aspects of the plant. I aso appreciate the informations given by your note.
Thanks and kind regards

Hi Foozi,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Rhodomyrtus tomentosa. Superb details and a lovely composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-21 7:47]

Hi Foozi,very interesting mix between 2 specie as Anna wrote,spectacular pics whit the top of quality,i like the collage,the best way to discover this magnificent and rare beauty.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Foozi,
Gorgeous collage with excellent contrast and superb vivid colors. It is a lovely composition. The details and colors are great. I am still waiting for the spring flowers.....it was very cold in my county in the last weeks.
Thanks for sharing!

hello Foozi
beautiful collage with great sharpness and good details of this flower
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi,
I never seen this plant before, so thanks for introduce this nice flowering plant. the images are very well arranged to show the all characters. very sharp and true colour of the images are plesent looking.
best wishes.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-03-21 9:20]

Hi Foozi.
Your nice collage gives an amazing idea of the beautiful plant. Colours and bokeh of every image are splendid also as well as refined details of the heart of flowers and petals. Thanks a lot and best wishes.

beautiful rhodomurtus, probably new to TN, TFS Ori

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-03-21 9:56]

Splendid composition, Foozi!
Beautiful images of this interesting plant with excellent sharpness and light; very well done! Interesting note!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Foozi,
A very pleasant composite of which each element could stand on its own but I much appreciate the context in which you have placed them here. Fabulously beautiful. Well done and best wishes.

Hi Foozi,
Beautiful flowers,great collage,lovely colours and perfect exposure.

Interesting species and beautiful presentation Foozi! Great photos with good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.

Hi Foozi,
really beautiful photos of these flowers. Amazing colours. Great sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Foozi

Beautiful presentations of these flowers,
with fine POVs, excellent focus sharpness
and details on each photo, TFS


Ciao Foozi, great collage with lovely flower, in each photo wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Foozi. Interesting and useful collage indeed. DEtail sharp and colours are very good. TFS.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-03-21 13:08]

Hello Foozi,
A very fine presentation of this beautiful flowering plant. The flowers are so pretty and it is interesting to see the edible berries too! Excellent details and wonderful colours!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-21 13:41]

Hello Foozi,
beautiful shots. I think your composition and framing are perfect here. Nice quality light and a spot on exposure have rendered some beautiful colors.
Best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-21 18:10]

Excellent collage of this lovely species, the flowers are really beautiful and just love the main image. tfs.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-03-21 20:31]

hello Foozi,
What an attractive collage showing this beautiful flowering plant from different angles. Excellent detail and gorgeous natural coloration. Each photo is impressive and clearly shows us this plants unique features.

Bonjour Foozi,
Publication originale permettant d'apprécier le sujet, dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ, à différents stades végétatifs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Salam Foozi.
Wonderful triptych of different view of this beautiful flowers. I am impressed with the details of fanciful stamens. Beautiful exhibition of a fine specimen from the east coast.
Thanks and kind regards.

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