Pterocymbium tinctorium
This is a large tree growing up to 50 m tall, often with a smooth silvery bark with warty projections. The distinctive shape of the fruit gives the genus its name, Pterocymbium (Greek for ‘winged boot’). The wing of the fruit is red on the outside and green-golden on the inside when fresh, becoming brown, then black and papery when dry and ready for the seeds to be released for wind dispersal. The single-seeded fruits usually hang in clumps of five. The bark is a source of fibre for rope making. It is also used in dyeing cloth; the specific epithet, tinctorium, reflects this.

Levon Biss

Print Only: $1,650.00
Framed Print: $1,910.00
Print Size: 938x670 mm
Frame Size: 1140x870 mm
Paper Type: Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta 315gsm
Frame Colour: White
Exhibit: POS LB 242 02

 

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Pterocymbium tinctorium
بتيروسيمبيوم تينكتوريوم
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This is a large tree growing up to 50 m tall, often with a smooth silvery bark with warty projections. The distinctive shape of the fruit gives the genus its name, Pterocymbium (Greek for ‘winged boot’). The wing of the fruit is red on the outside and green-golden on the inside when fresh, becoming brown, then black and papery when dry and ready for the seeds to be released for wind dispersal. The single-seeded fruits usually hang in clumps of five. The bark is a source of fibre for rope making. It is also used in dyeing cloth; the specific epithet, tinctorium, reflects this.

إنّها شجرةٌ كبيرة يصل ارتفاعها إلى 50 متراً، وغالباً ما يكون لها لحاءٌ فضي أملس مع نتوءات ثؤلولية. تتّشح أجنحة الفاكهة باللون الأحمر من الخارج، والأخضر الذهبي من الداخل عندما تكون طازجة، وتصبحُ بُنية اللون ثم سوداء لتتحوّل إلى قوامٍ ورقي عندما تجفّ، فتصبح جاهزةً لتطلق بذورها وتبعثرها الرياح. تحتوي هذه الثمار على بذرةٍ واحدة وعادةً ما تتدلّى على شكل كُتل مؤلّفة من خمس ثمار. علاوةً على ذلك، يشكّل اللحاء مصدراً غنياً للألياف ويُستخدم في صنع الحبال. كما يُستخدم في صباغة القماش بفضل احتوائه على مادة الصباغة تينكتوريوم.

Photographer:
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 02

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