Botany Photo of the Day Keteleeria evelyniana

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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    Your reaction to the first photograph may be that this is a strange rose blossom. But, this is not a rose flower–nor is it any flower, for that matter. It’s actually an immature seed cone of a conifer species from southeastern Asia: Keteleeria evelyniana. And no, it doesn’t make a habit of tricking people, this […]

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    Michael F Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not actually immature; it is mature, full-size, just a very small individual cone - Keteleeria cones are very variable in length, even on the same tree. The photo date is February; pollination is in spring and maturity late autumn / early winter of the same year, so it can only be a mature cone.
     
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