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Hola queridos amantes de la naturaleza, integrantes de esta maravillosa comunidad #AmazingNature, siempre es un gusto compartir con ustedes, el producto de mis indagaciones y fotografías sobre la naturaleza que me rodea. En esta ocasión el conjunto de fotografías que les mostraré, fueron producto de una de esas maravillosas casualidades, donde a veces estamos en el lugar apropiado en el momento justo. Como habrán podido notar, yo siempre estoy observando los espacios naturales que me rodean y en esta ocasión no iba con ninguna intención de tomar fotografías.
Hello dear nature lovers, members of this wonderful community #AmazingNature, it is always a pleasure to share with you, the product of my inquiries and photographs about the nature that surrounds me. This time the set of photographs that I will show you, were the product of one of those wonderful coincidences, where sometimes we are in the right place at the right time. As you may have noticed, I am always observing the natural spaces that surround me and on this occasion I had no intention of taking pictures.
I happened to be in the Palace of Justice of the State of Anzoátegui, Venezuela, a place I had never visited before. I was there because one of my master's thesis students was going to present his thesis and, in addition, I was the jury of another thesis that would also be presented that same day. The thing is, while I was waiting for the last details to be finalized, I decided to walk around and I found the marvel that you can see in the pictures.
These are the inflorescences of a palm tree plant or palm as it is also popularly known, surely most of us have seen this type of plant that belongs to the Arecaceae family. These plants with a single, woody stem on the tip of which its large leaves are grouped together in a sort of crown are very easy to identify visually. However, not many people pay attention to their floral canes, but on this occasion, it was precisely their spikes of small flowers that caught my attention. Of course, in addition to the small swarm of foraging bees that fluttered around them.
But before talking about inflorescences, I will tell you a little about these plants that are prolific inhabitants of tropical and temperate zones, preferably in warm regions. There are many species in this family of plants, some even of great economic importance, such as coconut palms, oil palms, date palms or palmetto palms, to name a few.
Other species, such as the one I show you today, the Phoenix Canariensis, its value is ornamental. Being this plant native to the Canary Islands, one of the most used in the field of gardening, mainly due to its tolerance to cold, soils with salinity levels and long periods of drought. Now, at a general level, in this particular case, we are talking about a plant that has a moderate growth, reaching up to 20 meters in height, and its stem can reach a thickness of 10 meters in diameter. Its leaves, on the other hand, have a pinnate shape, resembling large green arched feathers.
Now, let's talk a little about the curious inflorescences of this plant, but first, I must clarify that there are some differences in the appearance of the flowers depending on the species. Let's tell you some aspects about the inflorescences of the Phoenix Canariensis palm. The first thing to keep in mind is that the inflorescences of this species of palm are large, and it is a floral rod which while it is developing is wrapped in bracts. These bracts are usually of hard consistency which protects the inflorescence while it is not yet mature.
Once the flower spike is fully developed, this kind of cocoon that protects it opens and the different spadixes that group the numerous small flowers unfold. The small flowers are formed by 3 sepals, 3 petals and 6 stamens and as you can see in the images in the case of this species, the sepals are yellow tending to green and the petals are cream colored. However, depending on the palm species, the flowers can be white, yellow, greenish or lilac.
On the other hand, in the case of this species of palm tree, the fruit is a drupe, which is nothing more than a simple fruit, it is quite small and oval in shape. They are deep yellow in color with a thin rind and are not very fleshy and inside has a fibrous rind that protects the seed.
Bueno, queridos lectores, llego el momento de despedirme, espero que les gustara la información y fotografías que compartí sobre esta curiosa planta, especialmente los amigos @adalger, @bucipuci y a todo el equipo de trabajo de esta magnífica comunidad #amazingnature, ya que, será mi entrada para el concurso de esta semana Amazing Nature Contest: FREE TOPIC - #1/5/22. Sin más nada que decirles, no me queda más que despedirme. Recuerden cuidarse mucho y cuidar a los suyos poniendo en prácticas las medidas de bioseguridad.
Well, dear readers, it's time to say goodbye, I hope you liked the information and pictures I shared about this curious plant, especially my friends @adalger, @bucipuci and all the work team of this magnificent community #amazingnature, since it will be my entry for this week's contest Amazing Nature Contest: FREE TOPIC - #1/5/22. With nothing more to tell you, I have nothing left to say but goodbye. Remember to take good care of yourselves and your loved ones by putting biosecurity measures into practice.
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Contenido y fotografías de mi propiedad intelectual
|Cámara||Pentax * istDL|
|Lente||* Pentax 18-55|
|Locación||Barcelona, Estado Anzoátegui, Venezuela|
Content and photographs of my intellectual property
|Camera||Pentax * istDL|
|Lens||* Pentax 18-55|
|Location||Barcelona, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela|