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Sorbus aucuparia


Sorbus aucuparia
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Copyright: JULIAN BERNAL (JulianJose) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 31] (126)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-14
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/60 seconds
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Date Submitted: 2008-10-30 15:52
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El Serbal de cazadores, de nombre científico Sorbus aucuparia, es un árbol de la familia de las rosáceas.

El serbal o sorbo es un árbol endémico de regiones frías y templadas, del Hermisferio norte, con una gran cantidad de especies diversas, sobre todo, en las montañas de China occidental y en los Himalayas, donde existe, también, un número cuantioso de micro especies apomícticas. Su distribución geográfica abarca toda Europa, Siberia y Cáucaso. En España en bosques y setos, de todas, o casi todas las sierras de la mitad norte. Es una especie muy escasa en Valencia y Mallorca.

Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan or European Rowan), is a species of the genus Sorbus (subgenus Sorbus), native to most of Europe except for the far south, and northern Asia. In the south of its range in the Mediterranean region it is confined to high altitudes in mountains.[1][2]

It has received many alternative names, the most frequently seen being "Mountain Ash"[3][4]

It is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree typically growing to 8–10 m tall, more rarely 20 m, and exceptionally to 28 m.[5] The bark is smooth, silvery grey of young trees, becoming scaly pale grey-brown and occasionally fissured on old trees. The shoots are green and variably hairy at first, becoming grey-brown and hairless; the buds are conspicuous, purple-brown, and often densely hairy. The leaves are pinnate, 10–22 cm long and 612 cm broad, with 9–19 (most often 13–15) leaflets; each leaflet is 3–7 cm long and 15–23 mm broad, with a coarsely serrated margin; they are variably hairy, particularly the petiole and leaf veins on the underside. The hermaphrodite flowers are produced in large terminal corymbs 8–15 cm diameter with up to 250 flowers, the individual flowers 1 cm diameter, with five creamy-white petals, and are insect pollinated. The fruit is a small pome 6–9 mm (rarely up to 14 mm) diameter, green at first, ripening bright red in late summer, and containing up to eight (most commonly two) small seeds. It is diploid, with a chromosome count of 2n=34.

Saludos a todos, amigos.
Julian

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-31 2:42]

Hola Julián,
que buena pinta tienen esos frutos,
equilibrados colors y buenos tonos,
*Espero que disfrutes en TN, al prncipio es un poco difícil, pero la gente te va conociendo y te ayuda y comenta posibles mejoras en tus trabajos...
así que ánimo y pa'lante,
saludos y si necesitas ayuda no lo dudes. :))

Hola Julian.

Buena composicion, como si se tratara de un racimo de diminutas manzanas, por la forma y el color.

Un saludo.

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