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by MWP admin
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: A large Rock flower from Malta
Replies: 1
Views: 16933

A large Rock flower from Malta

What species is this ?
by MWP admin
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Have you ever seen Cuscuta on Capparis?
Replies: 0
Views: 11852

Have you ever seen Cuscuta on Capparis?

I have came across a Cuscuta sp. parasitizing on a poor Caper tree. Have you observed the parasite on such a host? I could not identify the species, (lack of time, no flowers) but the yellow colour is indicative of C. campestris.
by MWP admin
Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Crustacea
Topic: Deep down in cool places
Replies: 0
Views: 17410

Deep down in cool places

Hi, I spotted this isopod (woodlouse) in caves at Ghajn Tuffieha area and managed to take some photos of it. No idea if it's common or not, though, if not mistaken, there is an endemic species of woodlouse. Photos taken October 2011 In one of the photos, there is also a silverfish (i think) and note...
by MWP admin
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Rocks, Fossils and Geology
Topic: Effects of flowing rain water on our calcareous boulders
Replies: 0
Views: 10328

Effects of flowing rain water on our calcareous boulders

Hi, I want to share with you some interesting patterns and rock-sculpture presumingly formed by water running down edges of large boulders located at the Scree of Ghajn Tuffieha.
by MWP admin
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Birds
Topic: New book about breeding birds in Malta
Replies: 0
Views: 18327

New book about breeding birds in Malta

BirdLife Malta’s new publication: BREEDING BIRDS OF MALTA by Joe Sultana, John J. Borg, Charles Gauci & Victor Falzon With a foreword by Marco Lambertini, CEO Birdlife International Hardback – 380 pages – 459 photographs - 40 Maps – 142 tables, graphs & charts The aim of the book is to review and up...
by MWP admin
Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Weird fruit-not apple or lemon...
Replies: 26
Views: 47915

Mine was just a general advice/disclaimer - I dont want someone complaining of sun-fever after reading a post on Maltawildplants.com!

:-D
by MWP admin
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Weird fruit-not apple or lemon...
Replies: 26
Views: 47915

I don't really recommend to walk in the countryside between 10am and 4pm during the Summer months of July to September because:

1) too hot
2) no interesting plants
3) uv penetration to skin tissue is still at high risk despite clothes and sunblock.
by MWP admin
Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Weird fruit-not apple or lemon...
Replies: 26
Views: 47915

Oh yes, I will start something on the forum for this little (big?) project, and later it can be developed further on an own webpage if it gets big enough. I'll prepare the setup tonight!

Keep tuned
by MWP admin
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: MaltaWildPlants.com Bulletins
Topic: A FLORISTIC SURVEY ON TAC-CAWL AND TAL-HALFA ROCKS
Replies: 3
Views: 22872

Thanks for the comments.

It's boring (and probably expensive) to go by boat and it is not that far to swim it. In the methods & material I explained the method used to carry things along 8)


Greeny, I have become a solitary explorer now, I focus better when I am alone :roll:
by MWP admin
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Short lunch by walking right round Salina
Replies: 2
Views: 13423

Oh, now I realised it is the Spanish Dancer you mentioned before - I never seen anythink like that in my 35years!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgiYHts5 ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBlB1-EabgI


So this was at salini ?
by MWP admin
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Short lunch by walking right round Salina
Replies: 2
Views: 13423

Thanks for sharing - I was impressed by 2 photos. First of all, the first photo is LEucana Leucocephala - an invasive alien. The maltese word for web is ghanqbut(a) of anqbuta ? - got confused :oops: The Dragonfly with a purple abdomen is truly interesting - I do not think I have seen a species with...
by MWP admin
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Weird fruit-not apple or lemon...
Replies: 26
Views: 47915

It needs thinking, but I have some ideas.... I'll come back shortly. In the meantime you can start drafting a list some words on MS Words. You may make a page for every letter of the alphabet and update accordingly whenever you have time. Then you have to transfer the text from your Doc to the forum...
by MWP admin
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Weird fruit-not apple or lemon...
Replies: 26
Views: 47915

Hulland, If you want, I can setup a topic on this forum (I give you moderator status) and you can creat a kind of dictionary with old Maltese names and their meaning. The contents will be seen by all public (not restricted to members only). Only if you have passion and interest to do this, you are n...
by MWP admin
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Large Yellow bells on woody shrub?
Replies: 6
Views: 23805

Its not listed (yet?) because it a purely ornamental tree, though I have seen it naturalised once, so I may include Solandra maxima on the website.
by MWP admin
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Weird fruit-not apple or lemon...
Replies: 26
Views: 47915

Yes interesting, would be nice that some old Maltese words are re-introduced and spoken in our beautiful and unique language.

Thanks SIgra
by MWP admin
Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: MaltaWildPlants.com Bulletins
Topic: A FLORISTIC SURVEY ON TAC-CAWL AND TAL-HALFA ROCKS
Replies: 3
Views: 22872

A FLORISTIC SURVEY ON TAC-CAWL AND TAL-HALFA ROCKS

A FLORISTIC SURVEY ON THE GOZITAN ISLETS OF TAC-CAWL AND TAL-HALFA IN THE MALTESE ISLANDS Author: Stephen Mifsud (email: info@maltawildplants.com) Abstract A floristic survey was carried out on the islets of tal-Halfa and tac-Cawl, situated off the southern coast of Gozo, to verify the results of a...
by MWP admin
Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Kindly refresh memory - Tree id please!
Replies: 2
Views: 10863

Welcome my old friends... Sorry for myself not being so active here too, but the doors are always open. RB, I think that if you supply some good photos, we (or better to say Jackpot) would be in a better position to help. If i happen to pass by San Anton, I try to remember and give a look. "here wit...
by MWP admin
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Festuca ovina??
Replies: 1
Views: 8991

This species is not part of the Maltese biodiversity, so I think you should search for the plant abroad. I think you would be able to buy it from some online shop.

Alternatively, in Malta we have a lot of Poa arundinacea, plentiful, and probably a good substitute for your larvae.
by MWP admin
Thu May 05, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: What kind of insect is this ?
Replies: 3
Views: 12377

I am seeing a lot of these under the pots. Look aggressive but they don't attack much. I believe it is found in Bonnett's book.
by MWP admin
Thu May 05, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Another unknown insect
Replies: 1
Views: 8927

Dan minn planet Earth hadthu??? Xil-Ma**** jkun dan. Prosit
by MWP admin
Sun May 01, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Pseudoscorpionida sp.
Replies: 3
Views: 10960

[quote="Vladimir"]...more types of scorpions that use flies to move long distances by holding on their legs, it is an interesting fly....[quote]

:shock:

Incredible and Amazing...
by MWP admin
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Pseudoscorpionida sp.
Replies: 3
Views: 10960

Can you explain a bit more....

Are pic 1 and 2 the same species and 3 another species?
In pic 2, are there many (3-4 individuals) around the fly?

PS: I am really impressed by this post - do you have a magnet for such insects!
by MWP admin
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Please Help identify Scolopendr's.
Replies: 4
Views: 13451

WOW! Never seen anything like that - a close relative is the Centipede, but of course a completely different species!

I (and other members) will try to identify it.

TNX
very nice :-)
by MWP admin
Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: The False Black Widow
Replies: 4
Views: 15786

Welcome Vladimir, thanks for the info. The forum structure is a bit old, and I am afraid to update it becasue in the case something goes wrong in the 'sensitive' process, the entire forum might not work anymore. You have to live with some shortcomings. If you post something very bad and urgently nee...
by MWP admin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Ononis biflora ?
Replies: 5
Views: 14657

And the answer is .....

Ononis mitissima!

:oops: :banghead: :angry4:

what a let down !
by MWP admin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: The impossible one!
Replies: 5
Views: 13078

Lacking stipules, this is not a Spergularia / Spergula... I went last week and the area was so vegetated that I could not locate the plant, but in the whereabouts there were little pink flowers of Rhodalsine geniculata, and I think it fits well. Probably a seed pod fell down without breaking up and ...
by MWP admin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Monster Sonchus-like plant
Replies: 5
Views: 14465

We will never get to know what exactly this species was becasue all plants at the side of the field were this specimen was located have been cleared.

Good bye investigation!
by MWP admin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Is this Centaurea nicaeensis?
Replies: 2
Views: 9800

Large and very erect specimens of Centaurea nicaaensis confirmed today. Wished to be C. melitensis which I have never yet encountered. I also have never figured out why melitensis and then not endemic (usually melitensis species are endemics )
by MWP admin
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Ballota or Marrubium(!) ?
Replies: 3
Views: 10951

I revisited the plants and they are again Ballota nigra subsp. uncinata so nothing special with this one! :(
by MWP admin
Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Another species of Apiacea without flowers
Replies: 0
Views: 10453

Another species of Apiacea without flowers

I found this plant which I am quite sure that it is an Apiacea. It had the characteristic celerery-like odour of many species of this family. However I can't figure out which species it is. This was a quite large plant, about 80cm tall and leafy. Ammi came to mind, but it did not compare really well.