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Syringa oblata subsp. dilatata

Syringa oblata subsp. Dilatata known as Korean early lilac, is a subspecies of the species Syringa oblata in the genus Syringa, in the family Oleaceae. Height/Spread: Shrub or small tree 1-3m or 5m high and wide. Leaves: Ovate to Ovate-orbicular, broadly heart-shaped, tapered leaves, measuring 3–10 cm or to 8 cm in length, 2.5–8 cm wide. Base is truncate to broadly cuneate, or subcordate, with a short to long acuminate apex. Leaves are bronze when young, becoming glossy mid-green, purple or'wine-coloured' in autumn. Flowers: Panicles are lateral and measure 5-10 or 12 cm x 8 cm. Corolla ranges in colour from violet-lilac, sometimes white. Lobes are oblong-elliptic and measure 5-8 mm. Anthers are inserted in the middle of the corolla tube. Fragrant flowers are borne in May -- June. Fruit: Capsule measures 7-12 mm. Fruits in September. Gravelly mountains, 100-700m altitude. China: Jilin and Liaoning provinces. Korea: Throughout. Cultivated. Notable cultivars include:'Birchwood"Cheyenne"Donaldii"Nakai"Wild Fire' Oblata from the modern Latin oblatus, meaning'somewhat flattened at the ends, oblate'.

Dilatata means'widened','spread out', or'dilated'. Syringa is derived from the Greek word syrinx, meaning'pipe' or'tube'. Named for the use of its hollow stems to make flutes. In Greek mythology, the nymph Syringa was changed into a reed

Richard Hartley (scientist)

Richard Hartley is an Australian computer scientist and a professor at the Australian National University, where he is head of the Computer Vision group in the Research School of Engineering. In 1971 Hartley received a BSc degree from the Australian National University followed by MSc and PhD degrees in mathematics from the University of Toronto, he obtained an MSc degree in computer science from Stanford University in 1983. His work is devoted to the fields of Artificial intelligence, Image processing, Computer vision, he is best known for his 2000 book Multiple View Geometry in computer vision, written with Andrew Zisserman, now in its second edition. According to WorldCat, the book is held in 1428 libraries Hartley has published a wide variety of articles in computer science on the topics of computer vision and optimization; the following are his most cited works 2000 Multiple View Geometry in computer vision With Andrew Zisserman, Cambridge University press. Second edition 2004. 2000 "Bundle adjustment—a modern synthesis", with Bill Triggs, Philip F McLauchlan, Andrew W Fitzgibbon in Vision algorithms: theory and practice, pp. 298–372 1997 "In defense of the eight-point algorithm" IEEE Transactions on PAMI 19, 580-593 Home Page at Australian National University Biography page at ANU at videolectures.net