Thursday, 7 April 2016

DESKTOP 982 - WAHLENBERGIA

Wahlenbergia is a genus of between 150–270 species of flowering plants in the family Campanulaceae, with a cosmopolitan distribution except for North America; the highest species diversity is in Africa and Australasia. Wahlenbergia species have dispersed widely, even to oceanic islands, and there are four species known from the island of Saint Helena, including the now extinct species W. roxburghii. The genus was named after Göran Wahlenberg (a Swedish botanist who taught at Uppsala University) by German botanist H. A. Schrader (Heinrich Schrader), in 1814.

This post is part of the Nature Footstep Digital Art Meme,
and also part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

4 comments:

  1. this is a very beautiful flower and the used filter is enhancing it :)

    Thanks for linking up. :)

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  2. This a new flower to me. Not surprising as I live Northwestern United States.

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