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by MWP admin
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Studying General Botany abroad
Replies: 4
Views: 10893

Studying General Botany abroad

Hi Folks, I was profoundly thinking about Botany, which now that it has established its roots in my soul and heart, it is propagating in me wildly and rapidly! So I had this idea of studying General botany abroad, for a period of 1-3 years, since in Malta it is impossible, you have to take a full B....
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Lying on the pavement
Replies: 18
Views: 26069

Lying on the pavement

I have came accross this plant while taking the dog for a walk. I have no idea what could it be, because I am not familiar with its family.

No flowers at the moment.

Totally prostrate lying flat on the ground.

Coming up from gaps between pavement and wall

Plenty of it at this site
by MWP admin
Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Strange flowering periods for Asteraceae spp in Haslam book
Replies: 0
Views: 5459

Strange flowering periods for Asteraceae spp in Haslam book

I was reading about Aster squamatus and Conyza bonariensis in Haslam's book and I got surprised when I arrived at the flowering periods. According to Haslam: A. squamatus: Flowers between Jun-Aug. C. bonariensis: Flowers between Jan-Feb. According to my observations, the former is in full bloom duri...
by MWP admin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 42765

OH sure, I got it very well indeed, not else to add. Hope the old Gahan dies within the next decades, but I am afraid of the modern Gahan which is 1000 times worse from the traditional Gahan - hence politics, business and selling to the private to make up for the national deficit
by MWP admin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: quiz & wish
Replies: 10
Views: 15346

OK, good to stick to the rule of "Mustbe Malta Flora"

Regards the flower, should it have some central florets or seeds at the centre instead of a black dark shadow ? :?: :?: :?:
by MWP admin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: HC quiz 2
Replies: 14
Views: 29425

Lets tackle theFamily...

I am clueless on this one, probably becasue of the angle+dimension of the photo! However I would say to tackle the Family (or even Order) at this stage. Those several awns reminds me a bit of some Poaceae members. Is it a Poaceae HC ? Asteracea like to have spiny flowers too, but no obvious florets ...
by MWP admin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 42765

TNX

Don't Give up wolf :P I wanted to ask you if you are planning to publish your many plant photos in a sort of a book ? I know that it will probably turn out to make a loss of money rather making a profit, but I think it is more a matter of pride than that of money. The photo reminded me in the distan...
by MWP admin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Quiz 02: Lilac stars
Replies: 5
Views: 13503

Quiz 02: Lilac stars

Also you should arrive to this one. Weber might be yawning :wink:
by MWP admin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: QUIZ 03: I love Magenta
Replies: 3
Views: 10510

QUIZ 03: I love Magenta

Probably a simple one - found at Dingli Cliffs if not mistaken,
by MWP admin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Site Requests
Topic: Seeds of arum vulgare
Replies: 2
Views: 11987

Seeds of arum vulgare

Do anyone have photos or real seeds of arum vulgare (Garni tal-Pipa) to include in the profile. I never manage to get hold of a ripe fruit in the wild?!
by MWP admin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Quiz from MWP - How many you can Identify
Replies: 20
Views: 37015

All wild plants are doing fine in this pot. Yest gave them some Iron chelates and fertilizer! There is also Bellis annua growing up, but I think they miss the train for the flowering period. Z was thinking of Bellis sylvestris ?? Y was thinking of Scilla sicula ??? What are your comments regards my ...
by MWP admin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 42765

Malvaceae

From the several fruit forms I have seen in my research, I am quite confident that it is a member of the Malvaceae. Despite the photo quality is not a state of art :oops: I would guess Abutilon spp. probably A. theophrasti how hot are we? With ref to prev message, I probably had in mind hibiscus orn...
by MWP admin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Camoflaged with the light brown soil
Replies: 1
Views: 12011

Camoflaged with the light brown soil

Here is a quite large mushroom, about 12cm across, which has the same colour of soil it grows 'in'. Probably there is some dead branch just under the soil. This was taken during the walk organised by ceratonia. Dr. Edwin Lanfranco was with us and identified this fungus bit I did not keep note of wha...
by MWP admin
Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Come with us to discover your country
Replies: 6
Views: 23905

Photos from this event

Here are some photos from the event. It was a full success for the weather, attendance and fun of it. Had the pleasure to meat some important people like: Edwin Lanfrance - a modest genius botanist, Timothy Tabone (botanist), Mark Causon (of Cretonia organisation), David (the bird expert) and our fr...
by MWP admin
Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: quiz
Replies: 20
Views: 42765

F I X E D !

Its fixed wolf ! - Be happy now :P


I will later delete the last 4-5 posts to keep the topic tidy and to the point of the quiz.

I do not reckognize the plant but it reminds me of some close relative which is a garden / ornamental pant. No bells ringing at the time.
by MWP admin
Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Come with us to discover your country
Replies: 6
Views: 23905

Who is coming?

I wonder who is coming to this event tomorrow. Weather seems kind to us!


Certainly Wolf is going to be there , and I and Picus would probably join too.
by MWP admin
Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: HC quiz 2
Replies: 14
Views: 29425

For me that comment is more confusing than helping !! LOL!
It reminds me of some old fairy tale where some elf spun hay into Gold!
by MWP admin
Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: quiz & wish
Replies: 10
Views: 15346

Id the photo from Malta HC? If yes where it was taken ??
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: 2 New plant Profiles
Replies: 0
Views: 9360

2 New plant Profiles

Two new plant profile has been added to the database and now there is a total of 58 plants. The plants are: 1: Periploca angustifolia (Wolfbane) a member of the ASCLEPIADACEAE (Milkweed) family. 2: Smilax aspera (Mediterranean Smilax) a member of the SMILICACEAE (Catbrier) family Both profiles have ...
by MWP admin
Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Botanical questions: 001
Replies: 5
Views: 10418

Gulp!

Gulp!! :cry:

I have to revise all profiles of the site and change stamen to stamens then... more work..

(PS: thanks pine to point this out earlier)


I am working on Q2 too and arrive to a conclusion...
by MWP admin
Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Botanical questions: 001
Replies: 5
Views: 10418

I have seen few sites (mostly American) that put periploca spp. as an own family of Periplocaceae but for the moment I stick to Asclepiadaceae since it is more general known to be in this family. It was interesting your infor HC, I will try to find more info about this. What about questions 2 and 3 ...
by MWP admin
Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Botanical questions: 001
Replies: 5
Views: 10418

Botanical questions: 001

1) In which family should we clasify Periploca spp. - in Asclepiadaceae or Periplocaceae ?? ----------------------------------------------------- 2) When the stamen are sitting over the petals (see attached photo), do we refer to them as a) antipetalous b) antisepalous c) opposipetalous d) opposisep...
by MWP admin
Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: quiz & wish
Replies: 10
Views: 15346

Edit your initial post and reattach the photo. It should work. There is a limit of the size of photo so keep an eye on that (I think it is 512kb) if its large resize please. over 950pix wide, the photo will be shown as an attachment link Sometimes there is connection problems when sending large fotos.
by MWP admin
Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: HC quiz 2
Replies: 14
Views: 29425

Naaah!! that no help at all - i noticed them before! another one pls :wink:

From a photographer point of view, I can notice very shallow Depth of Field, so the image should be a closeup / macro snapshot. So I assume it is something very small!
by MWP admin
Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: HC quiz 2
Replies: 14
Views: 29425

This is a hard one Weber, or the photo is a bit ambiguous or unclear. Is it a Cactus sort of thing (Warme/Cold) ? (Probably ICE)

As a hint it would be nice to guide us about the size, is it a few mm, an inch or a foot we are looking at?

MarZ
by MWP admin
Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Come with us to discover your country
Replies: 6
Views: 23905

Come with us to discover your country

A Ceratonia Foundation Activity!
by MWP admin
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Quiz from MWP - How many you can Identify
Replies: 20
Views: 37015

Quiz new topic - Done

Say it and it will get done in seconds at MWP !
:roll:
by MWP admin
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Quiz from MWP - How many you can Identify
Replies: 20
Views: 37015

PS - we are the four of us online at this moment! Wolf, Weber, pine and me...

I shall buy for the site an online chat next ....
by MWP admin
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Quiz from MWP - How many you can Identify
Replies: 20
Views: 37015

Diplomacy

Well, if you have not noted, there are 2 Pimpernels, the other one in the 2nd photo. (XYZ) so to be diplomatic, one will be blue and the other Red.

However at this stage of the Gov legislation (with increased fuel and elec bills) I do not get surprised if both get red next Spring!
:P
by MWP admin
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 22351

Thanks!

Bravo to you as well Weber - It is a quite rare variety and the pic is good detailed (talking of a 4mm flower here) Hope when the time comes, you can indicate where I can trace these rarities for profiling + Photo session. Now I am working on 2 species simultanously, nothing rare or special but both...