150800 263413 513203 75634D 84571C A48451 CE944B F4BD84

Muscari spreizenhoferi

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 1 April 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Muscari spreizenhoferi (Syn. Muscari creticum) is an other endemic species of Crete. It can be found on calcareous rock-crevices, phrygana, flat clayey areas and maritime sands between alt. 0-2100 m. It is a bulbous perennial plant with 3 to 5 leaves, 6-20 mm long, green to galucous, linear, canaliculate, the outermost conspicuously wider. Scape 5-15 cm, usually shorter than the leaves. Raceme dense, conical, becoming lax, cylindrical at anthesis. edicels of fertile flowers 4-7 mm. Fertile flowers 10-30, 4-7 mm, tubular-urceolate, sometimes slightly constricted in middle. Lower part of tube greenish-brown, upper part brown, teeth deep yellow. Sterile flowers less than 10, 1-3 mm, blue or pink. During my stay on Crete I only found 1 plant of this species.

Image: Melambes (Crete) - 09/04/2010

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

© Johan Dierckx

The photos on this site are copyrighted, which prohibits anyone to use them to sell, give away, use in email or newsgroups, use in a homepage or otherwise showing to the public without my explicit, prior, written permission. Please feel free to use the "contact"-button below to contact me with any questions.

All species are photographed in their natural habitat, without cutting or capturing them, and with maximal respect and the least possible disturbance to the environment.

(To see species in the same taxonomic rank (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus), please use the tags provided with the image. The last tag is the Iso-code for the country where the image was taken. Image-date in DD/MM/YYYY format.)

Please feel free to visit my personal website http://www.diversitasnaturae.be/

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful macro shot ,great sharpness and light !
friendships !
five stars !

1 Apr 2011 3:41pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

pink muscari ? I prefer my blue thick plants :-))

2 Apr 2011 6:32am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

I see a little pink boxer on the top. :))

2 Apr 2011 3:09pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/400 second
ISO 200
150 mm