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by RB
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Tree in a valley
Replies: 7
Views: 14290

Is it from near the road to Bahrija, cos thats where most of them are.

RB
by RB
Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: SPIDER.
Replies: 7
Views: 25354

hehehehe

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
by RB
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: SPIDER.
Replies: 7
Views: 25354

http://www.google.com.mt/search?hl=en&q=Chelicerae+are+a+pair+of+appendages+that+the+spider+uses+to+seize+and+kill+its+prey.&btnG=Google+Search&meta= http://www.greensmiths.com/spiders.htm http://bigsnestpond.net/critters/spider2.html http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T...
by RB
Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Sciatta Pietra.
Replies: 3
Views: 18325

or Xkatta...

RB
by RB
Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Sciatta Pietra.
Replies: 3
Views: 18325

Xpakka Pietra:

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RB
by RB
Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: An Agricultural Fruiting tree
Replies: 1
Views: 8252

It's a plum alright, but as to the exact type, yellow, red, whatever, as you say it will have to be a farmer! That is if there is sufficient difference in the leaves etc.
by RB
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Darniella ?
Replies: 1
Views: 6470

looks like to me!

RB
by RB
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Germinants with 4 cotyledons - does it mean something?
Replies: 6
Views: 29661

From my limited knowledge: The seedlings of, say, Morning glory have 2 cotyledons, but they are very deeply lobed, each one has 2 fingers. Still, they are distinctly one (i.e. clearly just 2 coty's) Maybe your particular species has them so deeply lobed that they are now subdivided into 2 leaflets. RB
by RB
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: And another tree for JP (with flower photos)
Replies: 6
Views: 19064

Yes, but this one now grows slowly, coz very near by there's the speed camera ;-)

RB
by RB
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: A convolvulacea like creeper/climber
Replies: 5
Views: 14008

They come in all colours, to the best of my knowledge/memory the white ones open mostly at night and have larger than normal flowers around 10cm diameter. Are these flowers that large? Some varietes are annuals, even. I never really bothered with names on these, no doubt JP will be more precise. RB
by RB
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: One you'll love
Replies: 7
Views: 23330

Prosit MWP, I have no doubt you worked very hard with the limited tips! Here's another pic of another plant I have, that shows the "after". I too had never seen one even though it was once extremely common as a crop, and this summer I was given 2 seedlings. I must say the flower is very beautiful an...
by RB
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: One you'll love
Replies: 7
Views: 23330

No, sorry!

Another tip - this is not grown for it's flowers even though they are quite beautiful...

now this is quite a tip - as you may read between the line(s).

RB
by RB
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: One you'll love
Replies: 7
Views: 23330

Malvaceae - Correct! But not Lavatera or Hibiscus.

Tip 1 - Perennial shrub, but killed off in winter in cold climates.

Next guess!

RB
by RB
Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: One you'll love
Replies: 7
Views: 23330

One you'll love

Try this. You will be surprised. I'll be dropping hints upon request - but you will need to make an effort!

RB
by RB
Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Flowering plant id req'd
Replies: 5
Views: 13971

True, the prostrate Lantana's generally in yellow or violet, are (to my surprise I discovered not very long ago) not camara. But I dont remember what so MWP I assume you are correct!

RB
by RB
Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Orthoptera IDs 4 of 4: A Garigue specimen
Replies: 11
Views: 30898

As an aside, I am very fascinated by the ones that look like grass, very slender, with a super-pointy head, in vivid green or brown, and not so common.

Reminding me also of the Praying Mantis, again probably a seasonal animal.

Maybe Conch or the others can elaborate.

RB
by RB
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Orthoptera IDs 4 of 4: A Garigue specimen
Replies: 11
Views: 30898

Depends on the date - Monday it would be "Gurat", Tuesday "Gurat older by one day", Wednesday it would be...

:-D

... that's the best I can do!! but could not resist

RB
by RB
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Orthoptera IDs 1 of 4: Locust with red underneath wings/legs
Replies: 3
Views: 12249

The red comes from the second set of wings. There are some with blue instead.

RB
by RB
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Hymenia recurvalis
Replies: 9
Views: 26266

"...which to be honest it scared me. "

hahaha MWP did it come running after you :-D :-D
by RB
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Are they the same?
Replies: 5
Views: 10751

My Yes meant that Yes they are the same plant, I did not have any idea of the name (from memory). But have also checked the name for you and Yes also applies to Athrocnemum. more YES: "Have you seen it with your eyes YES ( eg own propagation YES) ..." Lots if this in many places Bahar ic-Caghaq is a...
by RB
Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Are they the same?
Replies: 5
Views: 10751

Yes one is showing fresh growth.
by RB
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Many questions about AGAVE
Replies: 4
Views: 15960

"It varies but at least once in a life time of 100years. It is not true that they flower exactlyafter 100years. Some flower earlier,depending env. conditions." The name "Century Plant" is very much a misnomer. Unless it is grown under EXTREMELY poor conditions and remains highly stunted, this plant ...
by RB
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: FOR JP - Malpighia??
Replies: 2
Views: 10040

Sorry no, I saw the tree last week and only saw the fruits, they are cherry-coloured, about 2.5 - 3 cm diameter, and shaped like a little pumpkin, with side ribbing. There is a single seed inside - I opened about 6 fruits and all had only one seed. If I re-visit soon, I will take photos of the fruit...
by RB
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: FOR JP - Malpighia??
Replies: 2
Views: 10040

FOR JP - Malpighia??

I saw a small tree marked Malpighia coccigera at S Anton. But comparing the information found online, it seems that the label on the tree is very wrong. This is M.c. http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week058.shtml http://www.rareflora.com/malpiguiacoc.htm but the one at san anton I do not think looks li...
by RB
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Easy Asphodelaceae
Replies: 13
Views: 24785

And BTW you were in Kalkara/Rinella...
by RB
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Easy Asphodelaceae
Replies: 13
Views: 24785

Actually I am of the impression that Aloe vera was originally not naturalised but a native plant. However it is likely that due to collection of this plant for its properties, it likely died out as a "true" wild plant, and possibly the ones that one finds wild (such as at Cirkewwa) may originally ha...
by RB
Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Easy Asphodelaceae
Replies: 13
Views: 24785

Top ones should be aloe vera
by RB
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: after a long break...
Replies: 26
Views: 70875

Ok ok Sapindus indica - but is that what you wrote?? I read Sophora??

RB
by RB
Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: after a long break...
Replies: 26
Views: 70875

Well mine is here, but there was no name on it ;-)
by RB
Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Two plants found in valley
Replies: 5
Views: 12624

Nerium oleander

Nasturtium

RB