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Sideritis cypria

Sideritis cypria
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Copyright: Sami TAMSON (stomsoncy) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 0 N: 399] (2992)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300s, 105mm f/2.8G AF-S VR Micro Nikkor, 62 mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-01 22:47
Viewed: 2614
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sideritis cypria (LAMIACEAE)
A perennial subshrub up to 60 cm high. Leaves densely hairy. Flowers in whorls, surrounded by leaf-like, conspicuously reticulate bracts, which are united into a cup. Corolla bright yellow, broadly striped and bordered brown.
It is a rare endemic species, restricted to the Pentadaktylos range in fissures of limestone cliffs and rocks, between 300 to 900 m. Flowering season: June to August.

IUCN category: Endangered.

Meikle R.D. 1985. Flora of Cyprus. Vol. 2. London: Bentham-Moxon Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Tsintides T., Christodoulou C.S., Delipetrou P. & Georgiou K. (eds). 2007. The Red Data Book of the Flora of Cyprus. Lefkosia: Cyprus Forestry Association.

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nice Cypriot rarity, TSF Ori

interesting small flower with nice colors. tfs.

HI Sami,
interesting flower. Nice colours. I like your presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-07-02 7:39]

Hello Sami,
a very beautiful photo rare species sideritis,nice details flowers,regards..

hallo Sami
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

HI Sami,
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Beautiful photo Sami! Excellent composition, wonderful BG, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness.

Hello Sami
What a beautiful plant this is close-up!
Perfect detail, nice background.
I want to photograph it!
regards yiannis

Hallo Sami
A beautiful flower - one which I have never seen before. The centered composition is as lovely as the flower - a perfect way to show it off. The leaves and the flowers are wonderful, especially against the green background. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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