Liquidambar formosana
Liquidambar is the sole genus in the sweetgum family, Altingiaceae. Thirteen species are known today; more have been identified in the fossil record. This particular species is found in China, Taiwan, Laos and Vietnam. These trees are often cultivated for their attractive lobed leaves, which turn a glorious red in autumn. The leaves are fed to silkworms to produce a particular kind of silk. Male and female flowers occur separately, but both on a single tree. The female flowers are arranged in groups to form ball-like inflorescences. These develop into fruit heads comprising many fruits fused; they resemble prickly balls like the one in this image. Each fruit splits open when ripe to release the winged seeds.

Levon Biss

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Exhibit: POS LB 242 12

 

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Liquidambar formosana
ليكويدامبار فورموزانا
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Liquidambar is the sole genus in the sweetgum family, Altingiaceae. Thirteen species are known today; more have been identified in the fossil record. This particular species is found in China, Taiwan, Laos and Vietnam. These trees are often cultivated for their attractive lobed leaves, which turn a glorious red in autumn. The leaves are fed to silkworms to produce a particular kind of silk. Male and female flowers occur separately, but both on a single tree. The female flowers are arranged in groups to form ball-like inflorescences. These develop into fruit heads comprising many fruits fused; they resemble prickly balls like the one in this image. Each fruit splits open when ripe to release the winged seeds.

يُعتبر ليكويدامبار النّوع الوحيد في عائلة المعية السائلة. يشتهر حالياً ثلاثة عشر نوعاً؛ وقد تمّ تحديدُ المزيد منها في السّجل الأحفوري. تنمو هذه الأنواع من الأشجار في الصين وتايوان ولاوس وفيتنام. وغالباً ما تُزرع لأنّها تمتاز بأوراقٍ مفصّصة جذّابة تتحوّل إلى اللون الأحمر في الخريف. كما تُطعم ديدان القزّ من أوراقها لتنتج نوعاً معيناً من الحرير. وتُرتّب أزهارها، بالتحديد الإناث منها، في مجموعاتٍ لتشكّل باقة أزهار أشبه بالكرة. وتتحوّل الأزهار إلى رؤوسٍ من الفواكه تضمّ عدداً من الفواكه المندمجة مع بعضها البعض، وتشبهُ الكرات الشائكة تماماً مثل تلك الموجودة في هذه الصورة. تنقسمُ كلّ ثمرةٍ عندما تنضج لتحرير البذور المجنحة.

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Levon Biss
ليفون بيس

Print Only: $1,650.00

Framed Print: $1,910.00

Print Size: 938x670 mm

Frame Size: 1140x870 mm

Exhibit: POS LB 242 12

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