Colchicum feinbruniae

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  1. cloudy

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    hi
    a beautiful fall flower - the Colchicum feinbruniae is named after Naomi Feinbrun-Dothan - one of the leading botanists of Israel, and one of the authors of the "Flora Palestine" - you can read a little about her at http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/feinbrun-dotan-naomi

    family: Colchicaceae
    the flower itself is quite big, and the design on the leaves is very special. it is endemic to the region.
    photos taken on October 2009 and October 2008, in the Golan Heights.
     

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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Very nice Cloudy, thanks for showing, interesting. I understand there is also a white form of Cyclamen coum endemic to the Golan Heights. Katalina, just curious , how do you or the Alpine Garden Society class an alpine plant ?
     
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    Quote from The Botanical Garden. Philips and Rix.

    " The underground ovary, which only comes up above ground as the capsules ripen, is found in several genera in different families in the Mediterranean area, South Africa,and the Andes."

    Interesting. I never knew that!
     
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    Beautiful photo and plant. I love the tessellations (if that is the right word) on the petals. Gorgeous! Looks similar to the double C. "Waterlily" but I don't think W has the lovely markings on the petals.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    thank you! :-)
     

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