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Pancratium sickenbergeri - leaves

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  1. Wildly cool plant, Yael! Posted 2 months ago
    1. yes :-)
      I always say that it's like someone gift-wrapped the desert and added decorative bows :-)
      Posted one month ago
  2. Today's Facebook post:

    Pancratium sickenbergeri is a Saharo-Arabian desert plant species that grows in deserts, such as the Negev. First discovered in Egypt, in 1882, it was described as a new species in 1901.

    The plant flowers in autumn, producing six, long, fragrant flowers from each bulb. The seeds are distributed by winter floodwaters, which is an unusual characteristic for desert plants. It has a great adaptation for living in an arid environment: incredibly curly foliage that is positioned in cones on the soil surface. The curly design minimizes water loss while maximizing photosynthesis and carbon dioxide exchange. As the photographer, Yael Orgad, perfectly stated in her post, “It’s like someone gift-wrapped the desert”! {Spotted in Israel by JungleDragon moderator, Yael Orgad} #JungleDragon #Pancratiumsickenbergeri

    To see more of Yael’s wonderful photos: https://www.jungledragon.com/user/3519/popular

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife
    Posted one month ago, modified one month ago

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''Pancratium sickenbergeri'' is a Saharo-Arabian plant species. ''Pancratium sickenbergeri'' is a bulbous plant found in Israel, Egypt and the Middle east. It grows in deserts, such as the Negev.

Similar species: Agaves, Aloes, Onions
Species identified by Yael Orgad
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By Yael Orgad

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Uploaded Aug 22, 2020. Captured Dec 29, 2012 13:04 in Unnamed Road, Israel.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/4.0
  • 1/1244s
  • ISO100
  • 4.3mm