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by cactus
Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: widnet il bahar
Replies: 23
Views: 76124

So, are all the flowers being eaten (or damaged) or do a few seeds manage to mature? If they are not managing to produce seeds it means that the insect/s (whatever they are) must have either recently developed the taste for this plant or it had been recently introduced. When I say recently I mean in...
by cactus
Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Wild Aloe vera at Ta Cenc
Replies: 4
Views: 25934

But how did it get to be naturalised there?
I mean, either someone had to plant it, which is highly unlikely, since it could have been easily kept in pots, or seeds had fallen in the valley, which is also not likely, as plants in cultivation must all be clones of one species.
by cactus
Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Wild Aloe vera at Ta Cenc
Replies: 4
Views: 25934

Wild Aloe vera at Ta Cenc

I have visited the Sabbara valley at Ta Cenc Gozo and cannot fail to notice that Aloe vera is growing wild there. Since the common name for this plant in Maltese is also Sabbara, the valley must have taken its name from this plant and thus means that it has been growing there for quite a long time. ...
by cactus
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: widnet il bahar
Replies: 23
Views: 76124

Hi to all :D I am a new member here and this is quite a belated reply, having passed nearly a year, but I could not read this without comment. I used to observe a plant of P.crasifolius planted near the large roundabout at Paola near the cemetery, but on the central strip leading to the petrol stati...