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by Sdravko
Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Quiz - 29
Replies: 11
Views: 18592

thakns for the info, i will contact the student
by Sdravko
Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Quiz - 29
Replies: 11
Views: 18592

you should probably keep the location for a possible paper. there are, if i remember right, 2 (unpublished) locations worldwide with these aquatic galls, one discovered by Edwin Lanfranco i think, the other by my humble self. although i gave some material to a german professor who was interested i n...
by Sdravko
Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Gozo
Replies: 8
Views: 19492

thanks a lot Pine, i only remembered the Ramla tat-Torri post
by Sdravko
Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Poaceae ID
Replies: 4
Views: 8588

saw sth similar on the net a few weeks ago, need time.
by Sdravko
Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Calendula spp.
Replies: 8
Views: 13051

never try to identify them from one picture, they are too difficult. several pics plus herbarium specs in flower and fruit and even than im often confused, expecially with the suffruticosa group.
by Sdravko
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Two specimen from November
Replies: 5
Views: 8912

plant one is a cultivar of Bassia (kochia) scoparia, plant 2 is Dodonaea viscosa
by Sdravko
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Poaceae ID
Replies: 4
Views: 8588

my first guess is an albino or very pale andropogon distachyos
by Sdravko
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Nice blue-Indigo flowers in broad racemes
Replies: 4
Views: 7944

would say its quite rare but i have only a few months experience in Malta trying to avoid roads. it might look more frequent to a biker than to a hiker :wink: .
by Sdravko
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Calendula spp.
Replies: 8
Views: 13051

calendula are variable and im not very good at them but this one looks like arvensis. why do you think bicolor grows in Malta?
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: What a Passion!
Replies: 9
Views: 15060

to give you a hint about the location, they are extremely difficult to photograph. the specimen in st anton are quite unusuall but i never studied them.
i never understood why all the other passiflora are so rare in Malta, expecially the edible ones. they are delicious and as beautiful as coerulea.
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Strangest ornamentals <[= 1 =]>
Replies: 5
Views: 11323

since they grow very slow they are expensive. what amazes me is the obviously large proportion of fertile seeds considering that male trees are extremely rare in Malta.
dont eat the seed, you stomach will burst. :D you can eat the stem of some sp but dont upset the gardeners at st anton.
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Strangest Ornamentals <[= 2=]>
Replies: 6
Views: 11891

once i photographed a chorisia fruit in st anton and although it was on the end of a thin, long twig 3 m above ground it wa nibbled by rats. though i hate them i have to admire them.
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: another ornamental
Replies: 14
Views: 20540

considered it but dismissed it quite early. still sure its Iochroma but unable to decide on the name of the cultivar.
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Mistake of the week! (just for fun)
Replies: 4
Views: 10789

or Robinia Sasque Rouge.
well, dont blame the gardeners, at least they maintain some labels.
even in big botanic gardens there are plenty of mistakes, so forgive that wonderful institution.
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Gozo
Replies: 8
Views: 19492

pic 65 is scolymus hispanicus.
o natrix is best in late spring although it will flower throughout the year. any trace of Euphorbia peplis?
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Broom species
Replies: 3
Views: 11446

one of the last wild pops should be in the Buskett area. very strange its so rare in Malta. in italy its common on limestone and clay. hope the cultivated plants are from native stock.
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Geraniaceae confusion.
Replies: 8
Views: 11159

now you can save a lot of money on presents for Finnland. the best thing is, you remove the seeds from Malta and in Finnland they are not invasive.
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Please can you ID
Replies: 5
Views: 9169

yep, Maltese salt tree, your largest endemite.
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Schinus spp.
Replies: 28
Views: 34848

in theory you key is good, but unfortunately the leaves, especially in S. terebinthifolius are very variable, i checked my own photographs. so i ended up recognizing them by habitus, sth which is not easy to explain. you should add p. atlantica to your key but i can not help you on the features sinc...
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: What Acacia
Replies: 20
Views: 23664

St Anton is cared for by the environmental landscapes consortium. dont think they have a curator like Argotti, just gardeners.
confirm Leucaena, one of the worst invasive trees in Malta.
by Sdravko
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: MWP on CNN...
Replies: 4
Views: 13083

there has been an unusual amount of spam on the forum during the last weeks. where do you think this increase comes from?
by Sdravko
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 47520

very mildly invasive (think i saw one young ind which may not have been planted under some old ones) at Ghar Dalam, much less mildly invasive in Tenerife. you can plant it, almost everything is 'mildly invasive' that does not mean you have to avoid everything.
by Sdravko
Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 47520

its mildly invasive but not one of my favorite enemies. think i even never killed it. :D
by Sdravko
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 53426

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: RB, i am so sad i can not come and meet you on saturday. if you try the pomegranade thing i have an advantage, being tall and able to fit a lot of flora in my mouth. MWP, sometimes a short but high-quality reply is to be appreci...
by Sdravko
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 28
Replies: 18
Views: 25649

yep, usually they are not as dark. cant remember if i ever saw a Maltese in flower so dont know if your colour is normal in Malta. regarding the 'sp' bananas have been bred and hybridized for such a long time, its difficult to speak about sp but some name even the cultivars as sp.
by Sdravko
Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 53426

wow! it took me a lot of time and the audience was still not happy and here RB sums it up in two lines and there can be no question that his explanation is perfect. only one amendment: :wink: if you spit pomegranate seeds, MWP, you are not sowing them like a farmer, what you do is just illegal waste...
by Sdravko
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 53426

ok, i amend my definition. if its planted or sown its not wild. if a planted or sown plant propagates by itself and if its offspring creates offspring of its own its classified as naturalized. the theory is quite simple but try to proove which is the offspring of the offspring of the tree your decea...
by Sdravko
Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 53426

well, since i know the story its easy to tell the answers. the plant in your garden and the plant at joes bird trapping site are planted, so they are not wild. when the trapping site is abandoned but the plant continues to grow without propagating we usually refer to it as a 'relic of cultivation' l...
by Sdravko
Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 28
Replies: 18
Views: 25649

oh yes, you are. sometimes. increases the fun.
by Sdravko
Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 27
Replies: 17
Views: 24645

wow, a new profile? or where did you get that from? i like long descriptions.