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Pink Maiden

Medinilla speciosa

Description:

Medinilla speciosa reaches on average a height of 45–60 centimetres (18–24 in). This evergreen shrub has woody branched stems and opposite leathery green leaves (up to 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long and 15 centimetres (5.9 in)wide, with prominent veins. The dainty small flowers are bright pink-colored and are produced in large panicles on pendant reddish stems. The flowering period extends from early Summer to Fall. When the blooming is finished for about a month remains a raceme of showy berries, pending that the plant reflowers. These rounded fruits are at first pink and purple-blue when ripe

Notes:

Olympus XZ-1 Focal length : 6mm ; Exposure Time : 1/160 F4 ; ISO 100.

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Ronald Lo
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Ronald Lo

Malaysia

Spotted on Nov 3, 2012
Submitted on Dec 5, 2012

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