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Flowers up close

Flowers up close

Flowers up close

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Flowers up close

Image Type(s): Flora


Page By: Nigel Lewis

Created/Edited: Apr 8, 2007 / Apr 14, 2007

Object ID: 283567

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Flowers from Peru and Bolivia

As you can see from the names I've ascribed to each plant, I'm no botanist. Thanks to Ochoco and others who have helped with names. If anyone else can add the real name just from seeing the picture, I'd be very grateful.


This was growing on a terrace at Sun Island, an important Inca site on Lake Titicaca. The original name of the island was 'Titi Khar'ka'(Rock of the Puma) from which the lake got it's name. The first Inca kings and deities hail from here.--->

Purple plant
Growing in Bolivia on the Altiplano outside La Paz

Cacti type plant
Another cactus of sorts growing near thermal springs

Cactus flowers
I know this is a cactus of some sort, but that's all I know! It was growing on the side of an ancient 'Chulpa' tomb at Silustani, near the Peruvian port of Puno on Lake Titicaca.

Flowers of South America
This flower was growing on a terrace at Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel

Kalanchoe, Pinky orangey succulent.

This was growing near the hot springs at Urmiri near La Paz in Bolivia. It's a Kalanchoe and is a SUCCULENT not a cactus. --->

Yellow flower
Another flower growing in Bolivia near the hot springs at Urmiri

Flowers of Goa, India

These pictures were taken near Colva beach in Goa. The flowers were cultivated or growing wild between cultivated plants.

Frilly pink HIBISCUS
Other SPers tell me this is Hibiscus.

Pink cluster
More pink
This was growing outside our room.

Exotic red HIBISCUS
This was growing wild between cultivated plants at a spice farm.
5 Leaf pinks
Pink seemed to be popular locally!
Super stamened HIBISCUS
I love the way the stamen looks like a plant in it's own right.

Plants of South Wales

Local red flower
It's small and purplish red.

At last! A flower I can name! If anyone can name any others on this page, please do.

South Wales Gazania
This absolutely gorgeous flower was growing near my home. I don't think it's indigenous. It's possibly a Gazania.

South Wales yellow Gazania
This was also growing near my home, and very close to the red one. Gazania, I'm told.

Bellis. Pretty and PINK!

Primrose growing on the bank of Afon Hepste
This is a primrose. It grows wild locally. This one is on the banks of a river just below a waterfall in the Neath Valley.



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Voted 10/10

Lovely gallery, Nigel. Keep up the good work!
Posted Apr 8, 2007 9:53 pm

Nigel LewisRe: Beautiful!

Nigel Lewis

Hasn't voted

Cheers, I'll do my best!

Posted Apr 9, 2007 3:20 pm

BazZgreat Album


Voted 10/10

I love flowers
Posted Apr 13, 2007 1:07 pm

Kenzo OkawaWonderful Album!

Kenzo Okawa

Voted 10/10

A lot of thanks for sharing!
Posted Jan 13, 2013 8:41 am

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