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Gentianopsis ciliata

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 17 November 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Gentianopsis ciliata (NL: Franjegentiaan / EN: Fringed Gentian / DE: Gewöhnlicher Fransenenzian, Gefranster Enzian / FR: Gentiane ciliée) is a plant species of the Gentianaceae family. In Belgium this species is on the red list mentioned very rare and endangered with only a few growing stations left. It can only be found in grasslands on calcareous soil. The plant is 8-25 cm high and has a square stem. The ground leaves are spatula-shaped. The stem leaves are linear, but can sometimes be lanceolate and have one to three veins. The stem bears mostly only one flower. Fringed gentian blooms from August to November with blue flowers. The corolla has normally four lobes. The corolla is 2.5 to 5 cm long. The lobes have a long fringe (see image!) , hence the name Fringed gentian. The flowers are pollinated by bumblebees.

Image: Tellin (BE) – 08/09/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/640 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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rick from brisbane, Australia

That's a beauty, that one.

17 Nov 2012 9:08am

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Beautiful macro

17 Nov 2012 10:11am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


17 Nov 2012 11:45am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium


17 Nov 2012 12:58pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very well saturated ! Love it.

17 Nov 2012 1:56pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful focus, colors & lights!

17 Nov 2012 4:29pm

Francisco from Miami, United States

Great macro shot!

17 Nov 2012 10:07pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/640 second
ISO 200
150 mm