Inflorescence and close-up
of flowers. Note that the flowers are arranged in a one-sided
raceme, which is characteristic for this species. This species
normally bears 4-merous flowers, 5-petaled ones occur only
occasionally. Elev. about 1600 m, Brauneck, Bavaria, Germany. Photo
taken 21st June 2005 by Andreas S. Fleischmann.
Shoots. A very widespread
species in Asia and Eastern Europe. Note the white, swollen fruiting
pedicels. The plant is also quite scabrid, specially on the
inflorescence. Photographed near Pambak, Sevan Lake, Armenia, by
Miguel A. García.
Habit of plant.
Growing up to 60 cm in height, this is one of the tallest European Thesium
species. Landsberg, Bavaria, altitude 580 m. Photo June 2006 by A.
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 D. L.
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).
Fruits. This 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 by A.
Photos of flowers
and fruits. This
plant grows in subdesertic places near Yerevan and close to the
Turkish and Azerbaijan borders. It is a glaucous, erect plant with
relatively large flowers and in many cases is somewhat succulent.
Photo by Miguel A. García.