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Pachypodium lealii[edit]

Original - The Bottle tree (Pachypodium lealii Welw.) is a species of plant included in the genus Pachypodium. The scientific name derives from the 19th century Portuguese geologist Fernando da Costa Leal, who described the Bottle tree during an exploration in southern Angola.This species can be either a shrub or a tree up to 6 meters tall and is characterized by the thick bottle-shaped trunk, which is almost branchless until the top.
Reason
High resolution, great quality image of a very unusual tree photographed in the natural habitat. Big EV
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Pachypodium lealii
Creator
Lycaon
  • Support as nominator --Mbz1 (talk) 14:47, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose. Great EV, but not a very interesting picture. Kaldari (talk) 21:40, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Support GerardM (talk) 21:59, 12 February 2009 (UTC) These are extraordinary plants and having pictures of them in their natural environment is really special.
  • Weak Oppose Agree with Kaldari - a very interesting plant in habitat. I think as an image though it is more of a VP than an FP, it is let down by the horizon cutting through it and the lighting which has left it looking a little flat. Mfield (talk) 00:20, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose per Kaldari. Here's wishing it had been taken with the sun a bit lower in the sky and shot from a lower angle. The textures in this plant must be fascinating, and this shot only hints at them. DurovaCharge! 07:05, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Not promoted MER-C 02:26, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Weak oppose per above opposes. Sasata (talk) 08:19, 13 February 2009 (UTC)