Ranunculaceae Week: Helleborus orientalis from California

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Gurcharan Singh

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May 4, 2011, 11:06:08 PM5/4/11
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Helleborus orientalis Lam., Encycl. 3:96. 1789

syn; Helleborus caucasicus A. Braun.

Evergreen herbaceous to shrubby plant with leaves sharply serrate leaves with 7-9 segments; flowers cream on opening, fading to brown, up to 7 cm across. Photographed from SFO Botanical Garden in California in July 2008.

Common name: Lenten rose

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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Balkar Arya

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May 4, 2011, 11:34:27 PM5/4/11
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Vow!! what a lovely color!!
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Nidhan Singh

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May 5, 2011, 12:53:59 AM5/5/11
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Thanks Gurcharan Sir,

This is really beautiful, of course, new for me.


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Muthu Karthick

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May 5, 2011, 1:50:20 AM5/5/11
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Dear Singhji, 
I am here attaching the pictures of male and female flowers taken at Cambridge. Is my plant of the same species of Helleborus sp.or a different one? Please clarify sir.
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Gurcharan Singh

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May 5, 2011, 3:03:36 AM5/5/11
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Muthu ji
Not male and female flowers. In the first photograph the stamens have and are falling off. You can still see a few stamens in the second flower. 

Your plant with white flowers looks different. The closest I can think is H. niger (white flowers suffused with pink, and green petals shorter than stamens), but more than one flower on peduncle is discouraging this conclusion.


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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 
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