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Gynandriris monophylla

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 23 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Gynandriris monophylla is undoubtedly the smallest of the irises with a perianth which does not exceed 2cm. The flowers are usually light blue or violet, the three external parts with a yellow fleck surrounded by white. There is only one leaf - hence the name; the latter is dart-shaped with a lenght which can reach to 30cm. The plants can be found in stony locations and phrygana. The name of the genus originates from the Greek word "gyna' and 'andras' ('woman and man'), and refers to the reproductive organs of the plant - the style and stamens - which are joined.

Image: Agios Pavlos (Crete) - 09/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/1250 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

irises ? beautiful and much nicer than the huge we have here (haha because I don't like them very much :-))

23 Mar 2011 9:25am

Canon EOS 400D
1/1250 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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