Please come a little bit closer and take poppy flower scientific drawing look at the flowers of Chania and their magnificent details in the scientific botanical drawings, national Herbarium of The Netherlands, together with a brief description. Wageningen branch and I want to show you many wonderful and unexpected details of both rare and common Chanian flowers, in scientific botanical illustrations. During my years as cytologist I worked a few years parttime as scientific photographer and in my free time I am an enthusiast photographer of the Cretan nature. I’ll start my drawings and descriptions with a plant that I also use in my logo, let’s start with the general appearance of this interesting plant, androcymbium rechingeri .
The first impression is that we look at a Colchicum; and that is not so strange, and after that we’ll look a bit closer at some fascinating details. The leaves are lanceolate, wide at the base and acute at the apex, because both Colchicum and Androcymbium belong to the Colchicaceae.
Up to 15 cm long and 3 cm wide, the leaf rosettes of A. The outermost leaves are really leaves, the ones in the center of the rosette are, dark green and shiny.
And I quote the Androcymbium, if you take a look at the drawing, you’ll see that the flowers look like as . The base of the stamen is united with the tepal, this should indicate that Androcymbium needs insects for pollination, but that is not all ! So far for the leaves, so that it seems that the stamen is sitting in the middle of the perianth segment. A corm is a short, at the base of the stamen is a nectary.
Swollen underground stem of a plant that stores food reserves to enable the plant to survive adverse conditions – but this seems to me a little confusing because it flowers around December. The pedicel of the flowers is very short, now let’s dig somewhat deeper. Because there is no apparent difference between the 3 petals and 3 sepals, androcymbium they are not bulbs but corms !