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Art Print

Steve Purnell (stevepurnell)

Double Pink Gerbera Flood

by Steve Purnell

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.


Gerbera is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It was named in honour of the German botanist and naturalist Traugott Gerber († 1743) who travelled extensively in Russia and was a friend of Carolus Linnaeus.[1]
It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy. Gerbera is also commonly known as the African Daisy.
Gerbera species bear a large capitulum with striking, two-lipped ray florets in yellow, orange, white, pink or red colours. The capitulum, which has the appearance of a single flower, is actually composed of hundreds of individual flowers. The morphology of the flowers varies depending on their position in the capitulum. The flower heads can be as small as 7 cm (Gerbera mini 'Harley') in diameter or up to 12 cm (Gerbera ‘Golden Serena’).
Gerbera is very popular and widely used as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers. The domesticated cultivars are mostly a result of a cross between Gerbera jamesonii and another South African species Gerbera viridifolia. The cross is known as Gerbera hybrida. Thousands of cultivars exist. They vary greatly in shape and size. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The centre of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours.
Gerbera is also important commercially. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). It is also used as a model organism in studying flower formation. Gerbera contains naturally occurring coumarin derivatives. Gerbera is a tender perennial plant. It is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, but resistant to deer.
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

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Cozmic Photos commented on June 20, 2013 6:14am
Very cool
Steve Purnell commented on June 20, 2013 6:50am
Thank you Nathan :)
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on June 20, 2013 7:19am
So beautiful, Steve :)
Steve Purnell commented on June 20, 2013 8:09am
Thank you Chris :)
JUSTART commented on June 20, 2013 11:42am
beautiful work
Steve Purnell commented on June 20, 2013 12:38pm
Thank you Justart :)
Sabah commented on June 21, 2013 4:12am
v pretty, love the water
Steve Purnell commented on June 21, 2013 5:23am
Thank you Sabah :)
Catspaws commented on June 26, 2013 10:06am
dont know how you do these but so effective :)
Steve Purnell commented on June 26, 2013 10:28am
Thank you catspaws, sent you a message on fb :)
LudaNayvelt commented on July 7, 2013 9:33am
Wow, simply gorgeous!
Steve Purnell commented on July 7, 2013 11:37am
Thank you Luda :-)
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