Description Protea NeriifoliaPink Mink Enchanting Floral Gardens of Kula Protea Neriifolia Pink Mink at enchanting floral gardens of Kula Maui Hawai'i 07 February 2010 The ancestors of the beautiful Protea dates back to approximately 100 million years ago, and they are considered among the oldest families of plants on earth. Carl Linnaeus, the father of modern botany and plant taxonomy named this flower in 1735, after the Greek God, Proteus. In Greek mythology, Proteus had the ability to change shape and form at his will; hence the name given to these flowers with their diverse array of colours, shapes, textures and sizes. The average size of the flowering blossom is 6-8 inches, although I have seen some fully opened which are almost 12 inches. They are large and sensationally beautiful. ourjrny The Heart Within the Art Copyright Sharon Mau 2010 My images do not belong to the public domain. No form of reproduction, including copying or saving of digital image files, or the alteration or manipulation of said image is authorized unless accompanied by a written sales and/or licensing agreement issued by Sharon Mau All rights reserved[ ourjrny-protea-neriifolia-pink-mink-12218 ]medium: Photography
Sharon Mau, Maui Hawaii Member Since July 2010 Artist StatementSharon Mau is a fine art photographer, journalist, visual communicator and conceptual artist residing upcountry on the beautiful tropical island of 'Ihi-kapu-lau-mäewa more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows, specializing primarily in beautiful tropical flowers, conceptual art and seascapes
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