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Urginea maritima


Urginea maritima
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-26 4:55
Viewed: 3789
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Plantae

Division: Magnoliophyta

Class: Liliopsida

Order: Asparagales

Family: Hyacinthaceae

Genus: Urginea

Species: U. maritima

The plant Urginea maritima (syn. Scilla maritima, Urginea scilla, or Drimia maritima) has the common names red squill, sea squill, sea onion, ein sit, and ada sogani. The name red squill may be reserved for a variety of the plant which has red-tinted flowers instead of the more common white. It may be placed in family Hyacinthaceae with squills of genus Scilla or included in family Liliaceae, depending on which classification system is used.Sea squill is a bulb which sends up a tall stalk topped by an inflorescences of small white flowersan, followed by a rosette of large dull green leaves, that last until the followin summer. The bulb can get quite large, reaching over five pounds in weight.This squill is native to coastal regions of the Mediterranean in sandy soil, but it is widely cultivated.It has been used for medicinal purposes. The bulb contains cardiac glycosides which stimulate the heart and act as diuretics in moderate doses, and are emetic and poisonous in larger doses. The juice of the bulb causes blisters when put in contact with skin. The plant has been used as a rodenticide and may show promise as an insecticide. The most active compounds in the plant are scillirosides, especially proscillaridine A.In Israel the sea squill (חצב) has gained an almost iconic status, and is popularly known as the "harbinger of autumn", due to the fact that the flowers pop out all over the country at the end of the dry summer, some time before the first rain.

La scilla marittima (Drimia maritima (L.) Stearn, 1978), nota anche come cipolla marina, è una pianta delle Liliaceae caratteristica del Mediterraneo, che vive allo stato selvatico in prossimità delle coste.
In agosto, nella macchia mediterranea costiera, si possono notare dei pennacchi bianchi, alti un paio di metri, che ondeggiano nel vento: è l'infiorescenza di questo bulbo, che spesso nella cultura popolare, segna la fine dell'estate, e le prime piogge autunnali.Pianta erbacea perenne dotata di un grosso bulbo tunicato, dal diametro compreso fra 10 e 20 cm, il cui peso puo' arrivare a diversi chili. A fine estate emette uno scapo fiorifero, eretto, alto anche due metri, di colore violaceo che termina in un lungo grappolo di fiori bianchi, peduncolati e formati da sei tepali ovali. L'apertura dei fiori avviene per fasce, dal basso verso l'alto.
Le foglie, molli e carnose, escono dopo la fioritura in rosetta basale, e durano fino all'estate seguente.
Il frutto è una capsula membranosa ellittica triloculare contenente molti semi.
Ne esistono due varietà: la scilla femmina, o bianca (var. alba), di dimensioni minori, e la scilla rossa (var. rubra)il cui bulbo può arrivare a 3-4kg e le dimensioni di un melone. La distinzione si riferisce al colore delle squame bulbari.Allo stato spontaneo non si allontana che poco dal mare, dove si interra nella sabbia o fra le rocce. Pianta tipicamente mediterranea, è diffusa in Asia Minore, Grecia, Malta, Spagna, Marocco e in Italia. Viene proposto commercialmente da alcuni bulbicoltori.Come altre Scille e Urginee, è una pianta che si fa apprezzare per la bellezza dei fiori e del portamento. A differenza di molte specie simili, è in grado di affrontare l'inverno fuori dalla serra, come dimostra la sua presenza fra la flora spontanea delle nostre coste.
Storicamente comunque, l'interesse per questa pianta, più che per le sue caratteristiche ornamentali, si è concentrato sulle virtù medicinali.

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Ciao Luciano. Stacco fantastico contro uno sfondo degno di Stefano. Col bianco hai fatto miracoli. Ho qualche specie floreale dalla Valmalenco che non tarderò a proporre.

Roberto

Ciao Luciano, bella pianta, ottima resa del bianco e magnifico sfondo, meriteresti cento punti solo per aver trovato il nome, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-09-26 7:14]

Ciao Luciano,
Nice presentation ..
Good detail, colours and sharpness. Good POV and composition.
Best wishes,
Seyfi

Hello Luciano,
Incredible clarity, focus and razor sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure and the superb light makes a wonderful photo.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

Hello Luciano,
This is unique for me,the emphasis is given to the subject with its clarity and natural colour.My regards,_Joy

hello Lousat
very nice composition with good details of the place
colours are beautiful
very nice light and super sharpness
thanks greeting lou

nice autumn flower, very common in Israel as well, greetings Ori

Hello Luciano,
What a beautiful simple and sharp image. All the elements in the background complement it perfectly. Very well seen and presented. A pleasure to view.
Neels

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-09-26 10:41]

Hello Luciano.
Beautiful picture of this superb flower. Excellent sharpness. Very good DOF. Excellent exposure and colours.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Luciano.
Interessante foto di questa pianta,bella al composizione, ed un’eccellente nitidezza e ottimi colori naturali molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-09-26 11:10]

Ciao Luciano,
Excellent lights and very fine details on this photo of this beautiful Flower, useful description too, thanks for sharing!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-09-26 11:47]

Hello Luciano,
Nice photo of this plant in excellent sharpness and beautiful contrasting colours. The best exposure.
Regards,
Peter

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-09-26 12:01]

Hello Luciano
Nice precentation the image is well composed and light and colors are just great.I amase to see the deep of field you were able to get at a 3.5 opening.
TFS Michel

Hello Luciano,
An excellent capture with fine colors, details & POV. Well composed & presented. TFS & best wishes!

Umar

barthatibor
Hello Luciano,
Lovely flower with fantastic details,excellent sharpness,splendid light and wonderful natural colors.
Regards,Tibi

Bom dia Luciano
Beautiful capture my Friend.Lovely vertical composition,wonderful soft colours and great details.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Um abraço
J.Diogo

Hi Luciano,
another beautiful photo from Greece. Amazing colours. Excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Maciek

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-28 2:28]

Bonjour Luciano,
Une fleur magnifique et pas facile de bien la photographier (pour sa hauteur et par sa couleur blanche) Heureusement qu'il y avait de l'ombre à l'arrière. Le pin vert à l'arrière-plan ajoute un peu de couleur aussi. Bien vu donc et très bien présenté.
Un grand merci, aussi pour ta note.
Amitiés
Anne

Luciano bonsoir.

Bravo pour cette photographie de Urginea maritima.

Très beau rendu de l’inflorescence. J’apprécie particulièrement la belle façon dont les fleurs se détachent sur un fond sombre.

Belle composition mettant bien en valeur la plante dans son environnement, aussi bien minéral que végétal.
Point de vue agréable nous permettant d’apprécier parfaitement la totalité de l’inflorescence.
Belle netteté du sujet, tout au long de l’inflorescence.
Profondeur de champ parfaitement maitrisée, avec un arrière-plan agréable et d’une belle présence ne nuisant pas au sujet principal qui s’en détache parfaitement. L'ensemble contribuant à nous montrer la richesse de ce biotope.
Exposition et couleurs conduisant à une image naturelle et véridique.
Intensité des couleurs bonne. Contraste excellent.

A bientôt pour d'autres photographies

Philippe

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-10-10 21:43]

Well covered the whole plant and beautiful colours, TFS.

Salut Luciano

Belle présentation de cette fleur, avec un
excellent POV et cadrage vertical approprié,
et un joli background, TFS

Asbed

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