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Arum palaestinum


Arum palaestinum
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 64 N: 2237] (7529)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix G2, Panasonic Four/Third 14-45
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/10 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-06-13 6:04
Viewed: 4422
Points: 2
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From my travels in Lebanon:

Climbing up the Jabal el Mekmel along the Qdisha valley in Mount Lebanon is possible but rain and wind make it a rough experience on bicycle. During a slight break I discovered this Black Calla (Araceae; Arum palaestinum) on a rocky slope together with Asphodels. It is surprising at first that at 1'300 m a.s.l. you still find a eumediterranean flora but the place was on 34 latitude (see map). The snow cover extended down to 2'100 m at this late April date. The flower smelled of a dog's turd but this attracted tiny insects (psychidae, beetles and others), that fell into the funnel and couldn't climb up because of the waxy wall. You find a picture of the trapped insects in the workshop section.

ID: I hope I got it right (I'm no botanist). I don't know the distribution of this Eastern mediterranean plant, but Israel, Palestine and Lebanon are included. Our TN friend Umar (goatman04) has presendet the plant before


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Interesting species of the neighbouring country. regards yiannis

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