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by RB
Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Gozo
Replies: 8
Views: 24863

Gozo

Needed to go to Gozo for work, and after a 4h meeting I needed to have a break... so spent about 20 min at Ramla.
by RB
Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 62462

Indoors not really an option, these plants require plenty of light, when established, full sun. Even keeping them in the shade which was essential of course when taken, was a problem as the new growth elongated and thus became "softer" and thus more susceptible to rot, which is an issue inside a pla...
by RB
Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 62462

Prosit that's it, and yes managing to obtain one/keep it alive was a struggle. I found this, as above, growing by the roadside at Wardija, it appeared to have "seedlings" growing literally where cars can park since the roadside is dirt. Turns out they were sprouting surface roots, there were plenty,...
by RB
Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 62462

Well then here they are.
by RB
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 62462

Anybody else?
by RB
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 62462

Well done, you got it.

The young ones you find are not seedlings but come from the surface roots.

There is one example in Wardija, planted by a roadside, which has plenty of plantlets, growing practically underneath parked cars.

RB
by RB
Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: MWP on CNN...
Replies: 4
Views: 16579

MWP on CNN...

Well maybe not CNN, but congratulations for having a full page dedicated to MWP on The Sunday Times!
by RB
Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 62462

Where did you see this plant in it's "mildly invasive" form :wink:
by RB
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 70040

I think your problem is that you will be too busy eating anything and everything that you see to be disturbed by this aerial dispersal nonsense... Maybe you will therefore be good at another form of dispersal, which will be ideal for seeds which require an acid treatment :shock: I guess that also co...
by RB
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 62462

Try this...

Was going to post under the Cultivation section, but thought I'd give you some fun instead. Non-native, if calculated by number of specimens I know of "very very rare" locally, does not set seed locally yet propagates by root suckers, potentially (I know of only one place where this is evident, and ...
by RB
Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 70040

to add a highly important technical detail :lol: :lol: (and add some words) - the spitting must not be aimed, but completely random, even if the human animal has friends with him, by his/her side.

Shall we try this on Saturday?

RB
by RB
Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 70040

If a person spits out P.g. seeds, then one could consider him an animal, as the dispersal was part of a simple natural process (eating), and anyway since we're not plants then we must be animals, so then I would tend maybe to not consider the dispersal as "planting". I tried to fit in many words MWP...
by RB
Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Surprise Surprise
Replies: 27
Views: 46450

I hope we don't have to listen to your singing on Saturday :lol:
by RB
Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Surprise Surprise
Replies: 27
Views: 46450

Sorry I missed these pics earlier! Very cute!

RB
by RB
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 70040

There is no need to get complicated at all.

Self-propagating alien> naturalised wild alien.
Human sown/planted and not propagating> not wild.

RB
by RB
Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 70040

Classy! hehehehe you split my sides!!
by RB
Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot Quiz 32
Replies: 22
Views: 43244

There are plenty of this plant in valley road opposite bathroom showrooms, and lots of other older neglected gardens. Some reach up to electricity poles even, but I dont remember where I see this plant as I dont really care. And 2 in pots in my garden, if you want one you are welcome! Just keep it l...
by RB
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 70040

It seems my definition of "wild" is somewhat non-standard :wink: Generally I would think of wild as being "native" "indigenous" or if alien, at least self-regenerating, reproducing > "naturalised". Thus Oxalis makes it to my "wild" list but always with the "naturalised invasive" descriptor. I feel a...
by RB
Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Pine tree but which?
Replies: 15
Views: 22199

For me this is a halepensis at 2m high :wink: I have never seen one which looked any different at that size, it looks perfectly typical of a robustly growing young specimen. It seems like a roadside-planted example which would explain the (relatively) good condition it found itself in. Given another...
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 70040

Where? I am not sure even that we have naturalised Eucalyptus, they seem to seed rarely and any resultant seedling sprouts before summer and dies. I know, we have about 30 massive eucalyptus in the street and about 6 australian pine planted in the dirt, and on one side there are abandoned fields, an...
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Celtis australis
Replies: 2
Views: 12960

Celtis australis

Is this present anywhere in the true wild, or only planted? There are some specimens just by Lija cemetery (I almost wrote cementery, and still I would have been correct) and I also have a nice one planted from seed quite some years ago. Used to think it was an exotic, but turns out to be a Med tree...
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 70040

Where is it in the wild? Real wild as opposed to planted wild.
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 70040

Casuarina equisetifolia
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Pine tree but which?
Replies: 15
Views: 22199

From the pic, I do not really see anything different to a halepensis, the young trees look just like your photo. Of course it could be something very close, but from the pic I don't really think one can say. It all points that way, colour, everything - with colour being quite determining. Halepensis...
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot Quiz 32
Replies: 22
Views: 43244

yaya exactly

the clues I gave have nothing to do with the name however more the "features" of the plant...
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 28
Replies: 18
Views: 35926

didn't I? :lol:
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 70040

gymnosperm?

no good at pines!
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 28
Replies: 18
Views: 35926

moooo mooooo moooosa

don't mention farms :lol:

yummy

RB
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot Quiz 32
Replies: 22
Views: 43244

OK for me wild means "native" so whatever!

If "Annie" means anything to you, then yes I know what it is.

RB
by RB
Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 26
Replies: 36
Views: 70040

Give us more... is it native or some cultivated hybrid between a toilet brush and a bad haircut, with shades of microphone?