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Lance Calathea

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 15 August 2016 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Calathea is a genus of plants belonging to the family Marantaceae. There are several dozen species in this genus. Native to the tropical Americas, many of the species are popular as pot plants due to their decorative leaves and, in some species, colorful inflorescences. They are commonly called calatheas or (like their relatives) prayer plants.

Calathea foliage is of importance to some herbivores, such as the caterpillars of the Purple Owl (Caligo beltrao) which feed on Calathea. Due to habitat destruction, several species are threatened with extinction.

Photo captured July 10, 2016 at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/4.8 ISO 640 63 mm (35mm equiv.)

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claudine/canelle from lorient, France

Superbe prise de vue !
Bonne journée

15 Aug 2016 7:18am

Chantal B. from Vitry le François, France

Superbe ce feuillage aux couleurs complémentaires, bien cadré.

15 Aug 2016 8:26am

willy from Belgium

une belle prise de vue

et des informations intéressantes Steven

have a nice day

15 Aug 2016 9:28am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Magnificent and beautiful plant and I like your framing and presentation as well.

15 Aug 2016 10:42am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of this remarkable plant. I enjoy the markings on the leaves.

15 Aug 2016 5:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the contrasting colors and the lovely shapes

15 Aug 2016 5:18pm

Frances from Boston, United States

This is a real nice image. The color is superb.

15 Aug 2016 6:14pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of the lovely plant. Amazing details and interesting information. Great. :)

15 Aug 2016 7:05pm

fereshteh. from Iran


15 Aug 2016 7:24pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, colors & pattern!
Lovely leaves!

15 Aug 2016 8:49pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

So beautiful.

15 Aug 2016 10:48pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

an interesting combination of leaves

16 Aug 2016 1:16am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle plante et feuille quelle vue merveilleux rendu des tons et formes.

16 Aug 2016 3:25am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


16 Aug 2016 7:28am

Remus from Portugal

Green and red (or at least almost red) ... It is a showy plant.

Strong graphic effect.
Great and attractive composition.

18 Aug 2016 3:25pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Superb composition.

20 Oct 2016 7:25pm