Hippeastrum bulb producing flower buds

Hippeastrum bulb producing flower buds

C023/8375 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.7MB

Downloadable file size: 3.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Flowering stems emerging from a bulb of a hybrid Hippeastrum, commonly known as Amaryllis, a popular winter-flowering houseplant. The picture looks across the the top of the bulb, and shows the (brown) edges of the leaves cut down from the previous year's growth. The bulb is producing two flowering stems; characterised, as here, by being thickened, green, and with two growing points visible. Leaves at this stage appear as a blade with a single growing apex. Bulbs are large underground buds, consisting of a conical stem at the base to which are attached concentric rings of scale-like leaves containing stored food. During growth, roots appear from the stem, and the most central leaves ( and any flower stems ) expand. Large Amaryllis bulbs may produce multiple flowering stems. The bulb pictured here weighs 1.2Kg, and went on to produce three flower heads

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: amaryllis, biological, biology, botanical, botany, bud, bulb, flower, flower bud, flowering stem, hippeastrum, houseplant, hybrid, leaf, stem

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.