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Blue and pink flower...


Blue and pink flower...
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Copyright: Ina Hjorth Nilsson (Ina) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
Genre: Protoctista
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-23 15:38
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This very special flower starts as a pink flower and when it opens up the blue color apears... The flower looks a bit waxed and I found it by the coast of Chile not far from Vina del Mar...
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Interesting flower have you a name for it? good colours.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-04-24 7:27]

Flower is beautiful. Good picture, nice colours. I like the sharpness and composition, too.
Regards,
Aleksander

Hi Ina,
This is definitely a Puya sp. (Bromeliaceae), P. venusta, P. violacea or related.

Best regards,
Dmitry

Ina, nice shot. It is a Puya venusta. It's a species categorized as rare, due to the strong human pressure along the chilean coastline. It lives on the coast, always with an ocean view, and people also want to have an ocean view. As a result, the Puya gets thrown aside and a house is built.
CHeers!

Pablo

great capture, TFS Ori

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