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Lomelosia simplex

Description:

When completely developed, the flower of the Lomelosia has a curious shape, similar to a small chinese lantern. Lomelosia is a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) It prefers limestone soils, gypsum and loamy with a certain level of nitrogen. It also appears on the edges of rural roads where the conditions are necessary for its growth.

Habitat:

Spotted at the edge of a sand path in a pine tree and evergreen oak forest. Dehesa de Valdelatas

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/800 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_2392, 2388

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24 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 6 months ago

Thanks Leuba and Greyson

Greyson Smida
Greyson Smida 6 months ago

ooooh, pretty.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 months ago

Congratulations on the SOTW - well deserved !

arlanda
arlanda 6 months ago

Gracias Isabela

Isabela
Isabela 6 months ago

Preciosa!

arlanda
arlanda 6 months ago

Thanks LaurenZarate, Mark, António ,Leuba and Maria dB for your nice comments

arlanda
arlanda 6 months ago

I agree Daniele, it is already in the Life and Mathematics mission

arlanda
arlanda 6 months ago

Thanks Daniele, it is a great joy!!!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 months ago

Congratulations Arlanda, love this flower!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 months ago

Congrats Arlanda. Great to see a flower as SOTW. Still haven't worked out how it develops though. ;-)

Beautiful find Angel,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

Congratulations arlanda, this gorgeous inflorescence has been voted Spotting of the Week! On top of esthetic criteria, your spotting was appreciated for the species' taxonomy, spectacular maturation and relative endemic nature.

"This stunning mature inflorescence with beautiful radial symmetries has been voted Spotting of the Week! Lomelosia simplex is a close relative of pincushion flowers (Scabiosa sp.) and belongs to the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae). The epithet "simplex" means simple in Latin, referring to the flower stem which is usually unbranched. Lomelosia simplex is found throughout the south west of Europe and north west Africa".

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 months ago

Superb ! Yes, like Maria I wouldn't have thought it belonged to the honeysuckle family. Thanks for the notes.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 months ago

What a beautiful plant/flower! I would not have guessed it is in the honeysuckle family.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Angel!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

It should be in your Life and Mathematics mission ;-)

arlanda
arlanda 6 months ago

Thanks Bernadette, ChristineY, DrNamgyalT.Sherpa, triggsturner and dorin.chambers.14

arlanda
arlanda 6 months ago

Thanks Daniele. It Is a strange flower. It is not just radial but radial in 3D

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 6 months ago

What a gorgeous bloom!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 months ago

Beautiful arlanda! I love the radial symmetry.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 6 months ago

Stunning!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 months ago

Fascinating flower!

triggsturner
triggsturner 6 months ago

What a fantastic looking flower. It looks like someone has carefully painted it, just beautifu. Thank you for sharing this with us Arlander.

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 6 months ago

Nice!

Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.54, Long: -3.69

Spotted on Jun 28, 2018
Submitted on Oct 26, 2018

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