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Oron Peri

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Yunnan and Sichuan
« on: June 25, 2010, 07:26:51 PM »
Just came back from a botanical trip to Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in China.
Yunnan has one of the richest flora in the world with more than 14000 species,  about half of  China's flora, some are the most striking plants i have ever seen.
It wasn't the easiest trip as one have to get use to heights up to five thousand meters, starting the day with hot spicy noodles for breakfast but easily forgoten
by seeing these purple colored Rhododendron mountains, lakes and incredible views, 
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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 07:36:57 PM »
Taking photos in that part are difficult as the light changes every 5 minuets, these two dwarf Liliums are intresting, L. lophporum with its unique form, never open its petals, while L. soulei reminds of a fritillaria by its size and color.
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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 07:58:54 PM »
by seeing these purple colored Rhododendron mountains

Oron,
A magical sight - looks like a wonder!
Thanks for showing it!

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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010, 07:59:36 PM »
Arisaema are quite common, seems that each area has its own one, we have seen more than 10 species, some tend to variable in size and color.

 Arisaema candidissimum variants
 A. flavum
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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 08:55:54 PM »
 Mt. Kuluke [Sichuan],4700 mt. is home to some alpine plants.


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Iris dolichosiphon ssp[1]. orientalis.JPG
Arenaria sp[1]..JPG
Allium sp[1]..JPG
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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010, 08:57:31 PM »
Terrific photographs Oron, the Iris looks good enough to eat ;D
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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2010, 09:21:03 PM »
Great pictures of the Arisaema candidissimum variants, thanks for showing, very interesting!

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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2010, 09:32:49 PM »
Thanks for the comments,

Cypripediums are real stars, often we have found up to four species growing together side by side.

Cypripedium yunnanense
Cypripedium tibeticum
Cypripedium plectrochilon
Cypripedium lichiangense
Cypripedium guttatum
Cypripedium flavum
C[1]. yunnanense
C[1]. tibeticum
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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2010, 10:11:30 PM »
Meconopsis are quite rare, in particularly the blue ones which are breathtaking.

Meconopsis prattii
M[1]. prattii
Meconopsis integrifolia
Meconopsis pseudointegrifolia
Meconopsis lancifolia
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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2010, 10:35:16 PM »
your pictures are breathtaking Oron, thankyou for showing them
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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2010, 10:52:36 PM »
Oron the pictures are marvellous - look forward to seeing more. This is the parts of China I would love to visit.
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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2010, 11:01:03 PM »
WOW :o
Now that is somewhere I would like to visit. Just the variety of plants that excite me.
Hope there's more to see.

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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2010, 05:33:16 AM »
Oron the pictures are marvellous - look forward to seeing more. This is the parts of China I would love to visit.
Pat,
you could always drop over to the Dandenongs next month when Ken and Lesley Gillanders will be giving a talk on Yunnan at our AGS VG/ FCHS Rock Garden Group meeting on the 24th at Ferny Creek ;D

Oron,
magnificent pics as usual! Looking forward to more,
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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2010, 06:48:08 AM »
Thanks guys,

Here are some plants with particularly dark flowers,

Clematis pseudopogonandra
Mandragora caulescens
Thermopsis barbata
Arisaema elephas
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Re: Yunnan and Sichuan
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2010, 07:45:36 AM »
Most of the Gentiana in the area bloom later in Autumn,
These two miniatures bloom in June, How miniature?,  the whole plant of G. curviphylla is about 2.5cm in size but the color....




Gentiana curviphylla
Gentiana pubigera
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