Inflorescence and close-up
of flowers. Note that
the flowers are arranged in a one-sided raceme, which is
for this species. This species normally bears 4-merous flowers,
5-petaled ones occur only occasionally. Elev. about 1600 m,
Bavaria, Germany. Photo taken 21st June 2005 by Andreas S.
Shoots. A very
widespread species in Asia and Eastern Europe. Note the white,
fruiting pedicels. The plant is also quite scabrid, specially on the
inflorescence. Photographed near Pambak, Sevan Lake, Armenia, by
Habit of plant.
Growing up to 60 cm in height, this is one of the tallest European Thesium
Bavaria, altitude 580 m. Photo June 2006 by A. S. Fleischmann.
Close-up of plant
showing squamate habit (i.e. with scale leaves), the tiny flowers
arranged in compact spikes, and a developing fruit with a white
inferior ovary and persistent orange sepals. Same as above. Photo by
shoots. Link goes to Plant Web,
plants of South Africa by Peter Swart.
Flowering shoots. Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh, India. Photos by Krishan
Lal. . Link goes to Flowers
photographs of flowers, fruits and pollen. From BIOIMAGES: The
Virtual Field-Guide (UK).
Tibet Autonomous Region Sharma, China. Link
goes to PlantPhotoBank.cn.
Unfortunately, one must scroll down to see the watermarked
goes to www.planta.cn.
species is easily recognized by its conspicious yellow, berry-like
fruits that are topped by a persistent green petals and the presence
of one (vs. three) floral bract. Starnberg, Bavaria. Photo June 2006
A. S. Fleischmann.
Habit of plant.
Boskloof Farm, South Africa. [DLN 4095] Photo by D. Nickrent.
Photos of flowers
and fruits. This
grows in subdesertic places near Yerevan and close to the Turkish
Azerbaijan borders. It is a glaucous, erect plant with relatively
flowers and in many cases is somewhat succulent. Photo by Miguel A.