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Nyctanthes arbor-tristis

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
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Copyright: Pushkar Mitra (auroco) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 50] (319)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare C190
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-09-08 1:23
Viewed: 4195
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (Night-flowering Jasmine) is a species of Nyctanthes, native to southern Asia, from northern Pakistan and Nepal south through northern India and southeast to Thailand.

It is a shrub or a small tree growing to 10 m tall, with flaky grey bark. The leaves are opposite, simple, 612 cm long and 26.5 cm broad, with an entire margin. The flowers are fragrant, with a five- to eight-lobed white corolla with an orange-red centre; they are produced in clusters of two to seven together, with individual flowers opening at dusk and finishing at dawn. The fruit is a flat brown heart-shaped to round capsule 2 cm diameter, with two sections each containing a single seed.

It is known as Shiuli in Bengali

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Nice beautiful capture, TFS Ori

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-09-08 6:18]

Hello Pushkar,
A fine picture of this beautiful Jasmine flower. Nice contrast between the white of petals and the darker background. Lovely rain-drops on the flower too.
Kind regards

Hello Pushkar
A beautiful photo with excellent exposure and great detail of the flower. Nice contrasting colours at the center of the flower.
regards yiannis

Excellent capture of this newspecies for my

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-09-10 2:57]

Very nice textures and control of the white color, also good sharpness. Congratulation.

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