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by RutgerB
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: A trifolium that applies make-up on the leaves
Replies: 4
Views: 14100

I've seen something like this. I thought it was a Melilotus. I think only young leaves have stripes sometimes.
by RutgerB
Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ID of a non spectacular grass
Replies: 11
Views: 24687

I ment B. rubens. Looks the same (also a bit reddish), but is of a different size. Hard to see on a picture.
by RutgerB
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ID of a non spectacular grass
Replies: 11
Views: 24687

Please measure the lemma's; Bromus madritenis 12-20 mm, B. rubens 9-13 mm.
by RutgerB
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: orange bug
Replies: 4
Views: 14742

More specific a sawfly (family Tenthredinidae), maybe Athalia glabricollis (Common Sawfly).
by RutgerB
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Which Chenopodium is this pls!
Replies: 22
Views: 36805

Stephen, thanks again for the id. of C. giganteum. On a forum in the Netherlands I posted this picture as well. Learned to recognise C. probstii in the same session. Maybe worth looking out for on Malta.

http://forum.waarneming.nl/forum/index. ... opic=37084
by RutgerB
Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Which Chenopodium is this pls!
Replies: 22
Views: 36805

Fl. Europaea, vol 1, 1993; 'Chenopodium suecicum; Like C. album but usually a rather bright, glaucescent green, somewhat farinose when young; stems not tinged with red; cauline leaves larger, ovate rhombic, with sharp ascending teeth; cymes rather lax; testa with more numerous, closer and deeper fur...
by RutgerB
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Which Chenopodium is this pls!
Replies: 22
Views: 36805

Stephen, thanks for the id. of C. giganteum, wouldnt have guessed that! I'll go back to check on the seeds also. Must admit you do your research thorough. Looked in 'Den Nordiska Floran' and I think you're right about C suecicum (in Holland this is not distinguished from C. album, because of the gre...
by RutgerB
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Which Chenopodium is this pls!
Replies: 22
Views: 36805

C. ficifolium; look at http://www.s-weeds.net/familjer/centrospermae/chenopodiaceae/pix/ficifol.jpg De first pair of lobes on the leaves are very big, an easy thing to id it from. Stephen's Chenop. looks like C. album. The leaves look thin and are mealy. Wished I could say more about C. murale, but ...
by RutgerB
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: 2 Plantago spp.
Replies: 1
Views: 7421

The first looks like Plantago coronopus, (subsp. coronopus is common in Belgium and Holland and is similar except for the bracts and keel).
by RutgerB
Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Amaranthacea???
Replies: 25
Views: 38397

Thank you! I'm on a learning curve also. Nice pictures again. The overview about the amaranths is very instructive. Still some amaranths to go (Amaranthus graecizans, albus and caudatus)?

Rutger (Male :king: )
by RutgerB
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Unknown plant with thick leaves
Replies: 8
Views: 15688

This must be a sedum. Suggestion; Sedum dasyphyllum. Leaves bit blue-ish, somewhat flat, perennial, no pointy leaves...
by RutgerB
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Amaranthacea???
Replies: 25
Views: 38397

I think so too. 8) On your photo its hard to distinguish bracteoles from the perianth segments. But on some places on your close-up you can see them! The bracteoles are the longer spiny ones, the perianth the inner shorter.
by RutgerB
Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Amaranthus Collection for ID!
Replies: 10
Views: 17275

Last picture looks like the fruits of A. viridis. I compared it with a drawing from Viney (Flora of North Cyprus). Perianth segments (should be 3) much smaller than the fruit. They are the tiny ones around the fruit. The bracteoles stayed on the plant! Fruitscin 'tearing jaggedly to release the sead...
by RutgerB
Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Never ending grasses (spp1/3 May05)
Replies: 6
Views: 12491

I dont think so. Looked in Weber and Viney (Flora of North Cyprus) and I think its Gastridium ventriculosum. Dont know for sure.
by RutgerB
Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Amaranthacea???
Replies: 25
Views: 38397

Sorry to go on about fruits/seeds/perianths/petals but you really have to look at this too for a good id. Made a new photo (sorry for the magnified hand!). Upper=A. retroflexus, Lower=A.hybridus (this one ssp. bouchonii). Same level of magnification.
by RutgerB
Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Amaranthus Collection for ID!
Replies: 10
Views: 17275

Specimen 3 looks like what I call Amaranthus hybridus. In Belgium/Holland we distinguish A. hybridus hybridus and A. hybridus bouchonii. You need to look at the fruit; if its opening with a 'lid' (hybridus) or irregular (bouchonii). Please look also to the perianth segments (tepals) to be sure its n...
by RutgerB
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Amaranthacea???
Replies: 25
Views: 38397

I've got a language problem (got some Dutch in the sentence!). Hopefully by writing some more it will go away. By harvesting I meant; rub the plant hard so the seeds (and perianth segments around it) will fall out.
by RutgerB
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Amaranthacea???
Replies: 25
Views: 38397

Amaranthus retroflexus has a hairy stem, the perianth segments are like below. If you trie to identify Amaranthus you have to harvest de seeds with the perianth segments. It is the only way to see it properly. Simply slap it against your hand or on a piece of paper, getting the result below. This ph...
by RutgerB
Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz45
Replies: 25
Views: 58020

Ok, message understood. :salute: There was a following question... I'd like to post some questions/photos about unnamed/difficult plants I found on Sicily. Is that ok?
by RutgerB
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz45
Replies: 25
Views: 58020

Bought me Weber last april. I also have 'Wildlife of the Maltese islands'. Are there more books about Maltese plants since 1997? Went on holiday in april to Sicily and found many plants well illustrated in the book by Weber. Together with Blamey, Schönfelder (Mittelmeer und Kanarenflora), Flora euro...
by RutgerB
Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz45
Replies: 25
Views: 58020

Thanks. To introduce me; I do field-survey for a living in the Netherlands and Belgium looking for special plants en vegetations. In the holidays I like to go to the mediterranean, looking for plants. Been on Malta also. I remember Ranunculus bullatus (it was december 1997), never seen it again. Bou...
by RutgerB
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz45
Replies: 25
Views: 58020

Spinacia oleracea?
by RutgerB
Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Never ending grasses (spp3/3 May05)
Replies: 2
Views: 8224

I think Vulpia ciliata.