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Colour of the gods Orange like the sunset<br />
fiery streaks of dusk<br />
maybe the most vibrant colour<br />
God dared to create.<br />
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The Gerbera finds its source in Asia, South America and Tasmania. The Dutch botanic professor Gronovius discovered the plant species in 1737 and named it after his collogue Traugott Gerber, a German doctor collecting flowers in Danish Jutland at that time.<br />
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In current times It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). Enough facts, enjoy the picture:)<br />
 Barberton daisy,Geotagged,Gerbera Aurantiaca,Gerbera jamesonii,The Netherlands,macro,soligor 12mm Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Colour of the gods

Orange like the sunset
fiery streaks of dusk
maybe the most vibrant colour
God dared to create.

The Gerbera finds its source in Asia, South America and Tasmania. The Dutch botanic professor Gronovius discovered the plant species in 1737 and named it after his collogue Traugott Gerber, a German doctor collecting flowers in Danish Jutland at that time.

In current times It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). Enough facts, enjoy the picture:)

    comments (7)

  1. Wow, both the flower and photo are pristine, and amazingly sharp. Promoted, well done! Posted 7 years ago
  2. Aahh WOW, thanks! I was just typing an interesting story as a side dish. The story continues. Posted 7 years ago
  3. (no wiki page yet for 'Gerbera Aurantiaca') Posted 7 years ago
    1. There is a wiki page for Gerbera aurantiaca now, but a cultivated Gerbera daisy is more likely to be a hybrid - Gerbera hybrida (Gerbera jamesonii x Gerbera viridifolia) and there is no wiki page for it.
      http://compgenomics.ucdavis.edu/compositae_data.php?name=Gerbera+hybrida
      http://journal.ashspublications.org/content/129/6/802.full.pdf
      http://www.gerbera.org/species/jamesonii-barberton-daisy/hybridization-history/
      Posted 5 years ago
  4. Fer, thx fror putting it in Wildlife Carnaval and Wildlife in HD too! Posted 7 years ago
  5. Ludo, a beautiful photo! Posted 7 years ago
  6. Thanks all, shot right after this one:
    The inner side of Blue Each tiny flower a mere milimeter in size, <br />
what wonder nature creates!<br />
They've only just started ripening <br />
and open their eyes into this world.  Geotagged,Grape Hyacinth,Muscari botryoides,The Netherlands,blue grape,macro,soligor 12mm,soligor 20mm,soligor 36mm
    Posted 7 years ago

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''Gerbera jamesonii'' is a species of flowering plant in the genus ''Gerbera''. It is indigenous to South Eastern Africa and commonly known as the Barberton daisy, the Transvaal daisy, and as Barbertonse madeliefie in Afrikaans.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Apr 23, 2012. Captured Apr 23, 2012 19:56 in Brandstraat 13, 6003 Weert, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/9.0
  • 2s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm