Scientific name - Sternbergia lutea (L.) Ker Gawl. Ex Spreng.
Synonyms - citrine Sternbergia
Popular names - Zafferanastro giallo, Sternbergia gialla
Distribution and Habitat - Deciduous forests grow on the edge, from 0 to 1200 m altitude.
Description - geofita bulbs, bulb pyriform, 1-4 cm diameter membrane dark brown scales. Leaves 4-6, linear, round lime or obtuse, dark green, erect or slightly curved outward. Flowers yellow, solitary, membranous shoulder, tube corolin 15-20 cm, 6 tepale spatula, domestic thinner and longer. Ovary inferior, trilocular. Blooms from September to November. Obovoida capsule fruit, meat.
Curiosity - includes species such as widespread in southern Europe, the Caucasus, Persia and Africa.
Places where the species was seen - Septembertown of San Leo (IT), 560 m. share
Geranium argenteum - herbaceous perennial, grows in the Alps, the limestone rocks in central and northern Italy until SE France, from 1600-2100 m altitude. Rare species.
Herbaceous perennial, fleshy rhizome. Flexible stem, erect to decumbenta, ribbed, light purple, 8-20 cm high. Leaves petiolate, green-glauca, glabra, 5-10 cm long, leaf-ovat basal orbiculare or reniforme; caulinare lanceolata-spatulate leaves, base cuneata, top acute, edge teeth caulinare upper leaves are elliptical, bracteiforme.
Santolina chamaecyparissus - limbricarita
Perennial species, stem 10-60 cm tall, erect or pendence; nefloriferi stalk is green-gray-tomentos; lujerii floriferi are simple, without leaves before blossom. Pectinata-toothed leaves often to penatsectate. Involucre 6-10 mm wide, hemispherical, subtruncat or not, or slightly rounded at the base; bractei lanceolata-ovata, Carina, the interior with round top. Flowers arranged in the capital, bright yellow.
Physalis alkekengi - ripe fruits are edible, are rich in Vitamin C and has diuretic and laxative properties.
Pontederia cordata L.
Species aquatic perennial, 45-60 cm tall, thin rhizome. Leaves basal, erect, ovat-lanceolata, with the cord; long petiole. Flowers violet-blue, rarely white, with an upper lobe yellow blossom disposed in ear type. Perianth campanulata, Revol tube after blooming, 6 stamens, 3 more unequal, May 3 children; anther elliptic, blue. Blooms in June-September. The fruit contains a single seed, indehiscent.
Four new species of Maranta L. Marantaceae in Brazil
Allium cepa L. - onion
Herbaceous biennial, bulb white, gold, red or purple, 5-8 x 3.10 cm. Leaves persistent, 4-10, fistula, 30-100 x 3-20 mm. Umbela blossom persistent, erect, compact, rear obsolete, ovata, ± equal, leading to acute acuminata.
Anthurium amnicola - herbaceous perennial, epiphytic, originally from Panama, rainforest grows from 600 to 900 m altitude.
Tahina J. Dransf. & Rakotoarinivo, gender. November. family Arecaceae
Tahina J. Dransf. & Rakotoarinivo, gender. November. Arecaceae family is a new kind of northwestern Madagascar, with one species Tahina spectabilis.
On December 5, 2006, Bruno Leroy, resident and avid Madagascar palm, has posted a picture of an unidentified palm on www.palms.org the International Palm Society.