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by John Holst
Mon May 11, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

I cannot delete a post, so this is what the former post should have said: About Cakile maritima : It is the specimen in the first picture (from Bisqra) that I think differs a lot from the other specimens. Unfortunately, when I took that pic in March there were no siliculas present. Ssp. baltica is v...
by John Holst
Mon May 11, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

From now on I will upload one species at a time as you suggest. About Brassica napus ssp. oleifera 1. I gave a wrong information. As a matter of fact it is Brassica napus ssp. napus which colours the Danish countryside yellow at the moment. 2. Concerning the specimen in the picture I was so sure, it...
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

No. 3. Leaves are much more fleshy than in the first pic.
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

No. 2
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

In Denmark we have two subspecies of Cakile maritima . According to Flora Europaea there are only one subspecies in Malta. But I think that the specimen in the first pic with clearly pinnatisect leaves, looks very different from the specimens in pic 2 and 3. Do any of the local floras recognize more...
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

No. 3
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

No. 2
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

Hirschfeldia incana is very rare in Denmark. But I really cannot think of other species looking just like it. Three pics.
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

Not sure if I got the subspecies correct.
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

Brassica napus ssp. oleifera colours many of the fields yellow in Denmark at the moment. Flora Europaea reports that there are numerous different classifications of Brassica napus cultivars. I first found out about this when I was back in Denmark. So next time I will maybe have to take more pics fo...
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

No. 3
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

No. 2
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

I know Diplotaxis muralis very well from Denmark, and D. tenuifolia I have only seen a few times.

I was sure though that I had taken pics of both species in Malta, but now I realize that all my pics are almost certainly of D. tenuifolia. Here are three specimens.
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

No. 3
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

No. 2
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

I have never seen Diplotaxis erucoides before. I think the next three pics must be it, but I am not sure.
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

I have never seen a Biscutella species before. It is beautiful. Are there more than one species of this genus in Malta?
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

Close-up of same species.
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

This one I found in many places, and I think it must be Lobularia, which I know from gardens in Denmark.
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

Same specimen, a closer look.
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

Flora Europaea only knows of ssp. incana and ssp. rupestris. I guess this is ssp. melitensis. How does this subspecies differ?
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

Same specimen with focus on leaves.
by John Holst
Sun May 10, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Brassicaceae species
Replies: 25
Views: 45888

Brassicaceae species

Here come some species where I am almost certain my identifications are correct.

We have four more or less common Sisymbrium species in Denmark. S. irio is very rare, and I have never seen it myself. But I think this one could be S. irio.
by John Holst
Tue May 05, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Caryophyllaceae species
Replies: 16
Views: 20736

Stephen,

The original photo of Spergula rubra is 5 Mb large, and therefore I cannot attach it to e-mails at my home pc. I will send it to you tomorrow along with other photoes from the pc at the nature centre, where file size isn't an issue.
by John Holst
Tue May 05, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Polygonaceae and Plumbaginaceae
Replies: 1
Views: 6838

Polygonaceae and Plumbaginaceae

I searched hard for open fresh water around Bisqra, and I only managed to find a small stream with R. conglomeratus, I suppose, growíng on the almost dried out rivedbed.
by John Holst
Sat May 02, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Euphorbia species of the garigue
Replies: 15
Views: 24954

I've done a bit of botanical detective work on species B without coming to any definitve conclusion. As it is right now my best guess is Euphorbia terracina.
by John Holst
Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Chenopodiacea species
Replies: 9
Views: 14393

Thanks for the response.
by John Holst
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Chenopodiacea species
Replies: 9
Views: 14393

Beta, pic. 2.
by John Holst
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Chenopodiacea species
Replies: 9
Views: 14393

I end this thread with three pics of B. vulgaris ssp. maritima. I'm quite sure they are all that species, but I just have this little doubt: Could it be something else that I'm not aware of because I'm not familiar with the Maltese flora?
by John Holst
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Chenopodiacea species
Replies: 9
Views: 14393

High and more greenish variant of C. muralis.