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著作権: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
ジャンル: Plants
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撮影した年: 2005-12-22
カテゴリー: Flowers
カメラ: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herbs used in medicine [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2005-12-28 3:42
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It appears that I am in my Georgia O'Keefe phase. : P

Another illustration of stamens and pistils,
this time in a hibiscus flower.

Hibiscus or Rosemallow is a large genus of about 200-220 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae, native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, and woody shrubs and small trees. The leaves are alternate, simple, ovate to lanceolate, often with a toothed or lobed margin. The flowers are large, conspicuous, trumpet-shaped, with five petals, ranging from white to pink, red, purple or yellow, and from 4-15 cm broad. The fruit is a dry five-lobed capsule, containing several seeds in each lobe, which are released when the capsule splits open at maturity.

Many of these species are grown for their showy flowers and many are used as landscape shrubs. Hibiscus syriacus (Mugunghwa or "Rose of Sharon") is the national flower of South Korea, while Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Bunga Raya or "Chinese hibiscus") is the national flower of Malaysia. The ma双 hau hele (Hibiscus brackenridgei) is the state flower of Hawai訴.

In temperate zones, probably the most commonly grown ornamental species is Hibiscus syriacus, the common garden Hibiscus, also known in some areas as the "Rose of Althea" or "Rose of Sharon" (but not to be confused with the unrelated Hypericum calycinum, also called "Rose of Sharon"). In tropical and subtropical areas, the Chinese hibiscus (H. rosa-sinensis), with its many showy hybrids, is the most popular hibiscus.

Hibiscus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Hypercompe hambletoni, The Nutmeg and Turnip Moth.


To learn more about plant reproduction and see great diagrams, go to The Great Plant Escape

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To Robbrown: Flower Species?manyee 4 12-29 13:44

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Hi Manyee, great set of informative notes just a little worried about the subject. I wonder if you have veiwed the TOS about the posting of domestic and Cultivated subjects?
If you our anybody else has any questions about this please feel free to ask ether Adam or my self , Yours Robert

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-28 7:10]

Manyee, I know nothing about plants. So it was great to read your note.

I don't know if the shot is in tune with the terms of service of this webpage, but, apart from that, it is a very nice image.

I like colors and pov. Great saturation too.

I have the feeling that quality could be a little bit better. Did you use the best resolution in the camera?

Congratulations on such a nice composition.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-29 3:01]

Hello Manyee!
Wonderful capture.Well seen and composed.Colors,framing,POV and lighting are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2006-03-08 12:48]

Nice composition Manyee. Wonderful softness, details and colors. Good framed and very well detailed note.
Thank you for sharing

Wow! The colors are amazing on this hibiscus ManYee! I recently photograph several individual flowers but the colors are ot as fantastic as this one. Is this just a variation?

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