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Conicosia elongata [Varviesknol] in preparation

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 16:21

Rørslett, B. 2015. Conicosia elongata (Haw.) N.E.Br. (Aizoaceae). Varviesknol. African flowers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...in-preparation/


Synonyms: Alternate Common Names:
  • Narrowleaf Iceplant
Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29: 1-870. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.

This fleshy-leaved succulent thrives in South Africa where it is a native. The massive flowers can exceed 10 cm in width. They show a striking, large, UV-absorbing central bull's-eye with the outer 2/3 of the petals being UV-reflective.

Visible Light: Nikon D800, AFS 200 mm f/2 Nikkor ED-IF, daylight.

Attached Image: CONI_ELO_G1509058551_VIS.jpg
Image reference: CONI_ELO_G1509058551_VIS

Ultraviolet Light: Nikon D3200, Coastal Optics 60 mm f/4 APO lens, Baader U2"(built-in), SB-140 flash.

Front view of the massive flower in UV
Attached Image: CONI_ELO_I1509052743_UV.jpg
Image reference: CONI_ELO_I1509052743_UV

Rear view of the bracts and petals in UV
Attached Image: CONI_ELO_I1509052740_UV.jpg
Image reference: CONI_ELO_I1509052740_UV