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Tulipero del Gabón

Tulipero del Gabón
Información de la foto
Copyright: Maite SRivero (Maite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
Género: Plants
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2006-01-21
Categorías: Flowers, Trees
Exposición: f/3.5
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original, Workshop
Fecha enviada: 2007-02-26 10:29
Vista: 5257
Puntos: 46
[Normas para las notas] Notas del fotógrafo
Tulipero del Gabón (Spathodea campanulata)

Familia: Bignoniaceae
Lugar de origen: Nativo de África tropical y muy cultivado en todos los trópicos y subtrópicos del mundo.
Cultivo y usos: Árbol sensible al frío, por lo que su cultivo en España se restringe a Canarias y algunas zonas del litoral mediterráneo. Se multiplica por semillas y tiene un crecimiento rápido. Gusta de suelos con poca cal y más o menos fértiles. Se utiliza como árbol de alineación o aislado. Cuando está en floración es bastante espectacular.

African Tulip tree, Tulipier du Gabon

DESCRIPTION: This is a large upright tree with glossy deep green pinnate leaves and glorious orange scarlet flowers. It may grow to 24,4 m on an ideal site, but most specimens are much smaller. The tree has a stout, tapering, somewhat buttressed trunk covered in warty light gray bark. The lateral branches are short and thick. The 0.3-0.6 m long opposite leaves, which emerge a bronzy color, are massed at the ends of the branches. They are composed of 5-19 deeply veined oval leaflets. The horn shaped velvety olive buds appear in upturned whorls at the branch tips. A few at a time, the buds of the lowest tier bend outward and open into big crinkled red orange tuliplike bells with red streaked gold throats, frilly yellow edges, and four brown-anthered stamens in the center. They are followed by 5-10 in (12.7-25.4 cm) green brown fingerlike pods pointing upwards and outwards above the foliage. Each of these pods contains about 500 tissue papery seeds. The tree flowers in spurts all through the growing season, but peak bloom is usually in the spring. 'Aurea' is a rare cultivar with yellow to orange flowers and tends to be a smaller tree.
LOCATION: African tuliptree comes from the rainforests of Equatorial Africa. It is widely planted throughout the tropics and has naturalized in many parts of the Pacific. It favors moist habitats below 3,000 ft (914 m), but will grow on drier sites and thrives at up to 4,000 ft (1219 m). The biggest trees grow in moist, sheltered ravines.
USAGE: African tuliptrees are grown for shade, color and tropical effects. The wood is difficult to burn, so the tree is also valuable for fire resistant landscaping. The wood has been used for blacksmith's bellows and the like. The buds contain a liquid that will squirt out if they are squeezed or pierced and children enjoy using these as water pistols. They also enjoy playing with the boatlike open seed pods. In Africa and Haiti, the flowers are thought to have magical properties and the wood is used for witch doctors' wands.
FEATURES: This is one of the world's most spectacular flowering trees. It is also very fast growing. Young trees may put on 6 ft (0.6 m) in height and 2 in (10.2 m) in diameter per year and often begin blooming when they are only a few years old.

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bonjour maité
je pense que vous auriez pu retoucher un peu pour des couleurs plus vives,la partie en haut est OE.
part contre j'aime bien la formes des fleurs ainsi que la note.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-02-26 12:29]

Bonjour Maite
Très belles ces tulipe aux formes très originales
très belle composition et couleurs
Amicalement Robi

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-26 12:43]
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Hola Maite,
Bello tulipero e interesante saber que se le atribuyen propiedades mágicas, ¡incluso a su madera! ¿Qué base tendrá esta superstición?
Saludos, José M.
PS. ¿Funcionó la receta de achicar la letra?

Another fascinating picture of these exotic flowers from you, Maite.
This time your note is very intensive and full of sound information on the tree that bears those lovely flowers.
Wonderful contrasts between the green and the red in this great composition.

Hi Maite.
I like your nice picture so much. That is why I have lightened darks and darkened (a little bit) lights. Naturally, I have never seen so beautiful tree. Your shot and notes present it nicely. Very nice composition, impressive POV and wonderful colours. My compliments and TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-02-26 15:42]

Hello Maite,
I like this shot of the Tulip Tree even better. Interesting to see the pods too. Excellent details and nice colours. I like your composition very much only the plank in the background is a bit disturbing, could be cloned away.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-26 20:00]

Hola Maite,
como siempre un buen trabajo y una bella presentación... saludos

Hello Maite,
This is a plant that I didn't know about, this is interesting :) I like this POV but less the roof in BG though ;) Colors and details are good but I must say that Alexei did a good job in WS. I like this composition and those very interesting notes. TFS,

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-27 9:36]

Hello Maite,
Wonderful flower close up.I liked vivid colors,details,exposure and 3D effect a lot.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3474] (15151)
  • [2007-02-27 11:14]

Hello Maite,
Very nice shot.I liked vivid colors,POV,framing and composition a lot.TFS

Interesting flower with nice red coloures. Nice picture. Well done.

Hola Maite, wonderful flowers with splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Maite another beautifull flower shot fine detail and lovely colours tfs rgds Necip.

Hello Maite
Another great shot of African Tulip tree,
Perfect composition and lighting,
Welldone friend :-)

Good Luck

Hola Maite,
Otra bellísima foto de esta espectacular floración!
Este árbol es muy común en Venezuela, como bien lo dices en tu nota, propio de las zonas tropicales.
Muy buena la composición que armaste con las flores, los botones y el tupido follaje.
Enhorabuena y gracias por compartir la foto.
Un gran saludo,

Hola Maite, menuda galería te gastas tan bonita y tan llena de color !!!
Esta es especialmente estupenda porque además me suena como a primavera ya....
Un abrazo y hasta pronto,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-28 18:07]

hello Maite
you are presenting another beautiful african tulip photo. i like composition, point of view, vivid colours, details, framing and note in your photo

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-02-28 19:58]

Hola Maite.- Muy bellos colores los de las flores de este "Tulipero" Nunca las habia visto antes y hoy puedo admirarlas gracias a ti. Saludos Luis52.

Hi Maite,
Beautiful and exotic looking flowers. Vibrant color saturation and nice detail. Great informative notes. Looks amazing.

déjà bravo pour cette bonne explication.
je n' aurai pas reconnu là une tulipe, mais tres jolie fleur de forme pas commune.

Hi Maite,
Well chosen POV with very nice colors, details, and exposed well. Excellent note on this most beautiful tulip tree.
I did a WS affecting the background.
Nicely done & TFS.

Hi Maite,
Beautiful capture!
3 days ago i was captivated by the flower of this tree that i fired some shots. The locals call it "sirit sirit" (squirting) as its sickle like bud squirts water. So this is african tulip, now i know. Muchas Gracias and tfs.

Bonjour Maite
C'est une excellente prise de vue avec de très jolis détails et un bel éclairage qui montre de belles couleurs! Bravo pour cette magnifique photo de ces belles fleurs..
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hello Maite,
Such beautiful flowers. Very informative note. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- Nirmal

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