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Helianthemum stipulatum

Helianthemum stipulatum
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Copyright: Andreas Paradisis (Nature-cy) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 23] (176)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-22
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-24 8:39
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Points: 20
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Family: Cistaceae
Scientific name: Helianthemum stipulatum
Common Name (English): Sun-Rose

A spreading, intricately branched subshrub to about 25 cm high. Leaves seldom more than 10 mm long and 5 mm wide, variable in shape, ovate, elliptical, oblong, lanceolate or almost linear with the margins shortly recurved or very strongly revolute. Lamina very closely and evenly grey-tomentose on both sides. Inflorescence a simple *cincinnus, rachis densely tomentose, flowers sessile or almost sessile.2 outer sepals linear 4 mm long and 1 mm wide, 3 inner sepals broadly ovate, acute, 4-5 mm long (6-7 mm in fruit), 3-4 mm wide (5 mm in fruit), strongly 5-nerved. Petals yellow, usually shorter than sepals often very short or occasionally absent in *cleistogamous flowers. Stamens numerous, about 3 mm long, all fertile. Stigma rather small, truncate-capitate. Capsule subglobose, 4-5 mm in diameter, partly concealed by the persistent sepals.

Altitude: 0-150 m.
Flowering: January-July (October).

* Cleistogamous = pertaining to or having pollination occurring in unopened flowers.
*Cincinnus= A form of monochasium in which the lateral branches arise alternately on opposite sides of the false axis, called also scorpioid cyme.


- Flora of Cyprus-Volume One (R. D. Meikle)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-24 11:16]

Hi Andreas,a very interesting and rare flower never seen before,i like a lot the excellent light balance for this beautiful yellow and the choice of point of view to create this nice perspective whit this rich background.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano.

Good point of view and details on the flowers sand buds. regards yianni

nice coastal plant, it is also common in Israel, TFS Ori

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-24 16:56]

Hello Andreas,
a very lively yellow in a pretty and sharp composition. The diagonal of the branch from corner to corner makes the artistic view very attractive.
The sharpness and clarity is well defined.
What a great presentation of this cheerful view.


Όμορφη φωτογραφία Ανδρέα. Πολύ καλή σύνθεση, πολύ ωραία χρώματα και καλή ευκρίνεια. Το βάθος πεδίου είναι εντυπωσιακό.
Καλή σου μέρα,

Hi Andreas,

Very nice image of this Sun-Rose, amazing sharpness with nice details, lovely low lighting to compliment these lovely colours, good work Andreas and have a good week,
Best regards,


Hi Andreas,
nice and interesting photo of this flower. Perfect point of view. Amazing colours. Nice composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Bonjour Andreas,
Très belle macro valorisant bien le sujet pas l'appréciation de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Andreas, very nice capture of H. stipulatum.TFS

Hi Andreas,
nice species new for my
TFS have a NW

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