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Pink Siris


Pink Siris
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Copyright: Srinivasa Prasath (lsprasath) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 3 N: 39] (219)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi), Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-04 1:48
Viewed: 7071
Points: 4
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This is my first picture in TN after a long break. I was out for a month long trek in Himalayas to the base camp of Mount Everest. Had a great experience.

You can catch some pictures here -
http://www.picasaweb.google.com/lspebctrek
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Pink Siris

Albizia julibrissin is a species of legume in the genus Albizia, native to southern and eastern Asia, from Iran east to China and Korea.

Albizia julibrissin is known by a wide variety of common names, such as Persian silk tree or pink siris. It is also called Lenkoran acacia, though it is not too closely related to acacias (Acacieae). The species is also called "silk tree" or "mimosa" in the United States.

Description

Albizia julibrissin is a small deciduous tree growing to 5 – 12 m tall, with a broad crown of level or arching branches. The bark is dark greenish grey in colour and striped vertically as it gets older. The leaves are tripinnate, 20 – 45 cm long and 12 – 25 cm broad, divided into 6 – 12 pairs of pinnae, each with 20 – 30 pairs of leaflets; the leaflets are oblong, 1 – 1.5 cm long and 2 – 4 mm broad. The flowers are produced throughout the summer in dense inflorescences, the individual flowers with no petals but a tight cluster of stamens 2 – 3 cm long, white or pink with a white base, looking like silky threads. They have been observed to be attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The fruit is a flat brown pod 10 – 20 cm long and 2 – 2.5 cm broad, containing several seeds inside.

Cultivation and uses

Persian silk tree is widely planted as an ornamental plant, grown for the leaf texture and flowers. The broad crown of a mature tree makes it useful for providing dappled shade.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
(unranked): Eurosids I
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Tribe: Ingeae
Genus: Albizia
Species: A. julibrissin
Binomial name: Albizia julibrissin

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-04 3:02]

Hi Srini,
congratulation for the himalayan trip. must be wonderful.
This flower hot is very beautiful. well seen details of the red small stamens. nice background too.
Well presented composition.

regards,
Foozi

Bonjour Srinivasa,
Très agréable publication, bien composée, permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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