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Androcymbium palaestinum

Androcymbium palaestinum
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Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-23
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/32, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-24 1:42
Viewed: 5911
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Many bulbs are predated by porcupines and other animals, often they survive pressed in rocks where thay cannot be digged out.
This sub-endemic species grows along the Rift Valley and adjascent areas. It is usually found dense between rocks or stones. The Genus Androcymbium is mainly African. It is closely related to Colchicum, belonging to the same family Colchicaceae. Both genera are characterized by 6 distinct nectaries at anthers bases.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-01-24 2:48]

Hello Ori,
How amazing to find such beautiful bulbous flowers in such a narrow crack between rocks.
Excellent capture, sharp and I like the colours of flowers and rocks. Interesting note too.
Many thanks, Ulla

Bonjour Ori,
Une espèce bien attachante... Les fleurs sont moins régulières que celles que tu as montré hier, mais ton image montre le biotope très hostile dans lequel l'espèce parvient à se développer. Très intéressant.

Shalom Ori,

Wawww... This a very beatiful wild flower! Nice capture! TFS.


Hi Ori,
This flowers are so beauty!
I like the color harmony achieved here, with the contrast of the flower's whites, green leafs and the warm tones of the rocks.
So interesting the way it grows on the rock's spaces to survive.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Nice composition of those sensitive looking dainty flowers Ori, but still, I think I prefer the close-up of the two flowers more...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-01-24 9:18]

Very nice pic,not usual to see this flowers live in the rocks,very interesting and high quality pic,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-01-24 12:31]

Very nice find and capture, Ori!

Take care,


Hi Ori,
it is nice shot and nicely composed. good notes. well done

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-01-24 19:02]

Helllo Ori,
Wonderful image Ori.

Hi Ori,
In your country the flowers don't get much soil !!!
Nice and sharp photo, I like the contrast between the rock and the flowers
Kind regards

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-01-28 13:08]

Hi Ori,
Perfect way of surviving of this nice flower. Beautiful colours and light.
TFS, José M.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-30 17:02]

Hi Ori,

Really like the vertical composition on this one. Lovely wild flowers in a warm coloured environment. Well done!


Very nice composition showing plant in its hard habit !
I now can compare it with A. rechnigerii.... very different, but still nice.

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