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by MWP admin
Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: can anyone identify
Replies: 18
Views: 25763

Read the news!!

Wolf, I think you missed some latest news about the forum!!

You can now post pictures directely from the post as an attachment rather then sending it by email.

No more emails
No more nasty code
Immediate display on the forum
!!
by MWP admin
Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:56 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Anyone would reckognise this!
Replies: 4
Views: 9126

maltese

PS: Do you know the Maltese name of this plant ?
by MWP admin
Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Plant ID from leaves
Replies: 6
Views: 11448

Plant ID from leaves

Here are 3 photo of 2 plants Plant A (2 photos): Is a prostrate plant found on patches of soil on basre rock. I wonder if it is something uncommon or not Plant B (1 photo): I can't recal to which plant these pinnate leaves belong to, though they are familiar somehow. Any Ideas what plant A or B migh...
by MWP admin
Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 22352

Quite difficult one

I should start asking already for tips here.

Is it a succulent plant?
by MWP admin
Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Anyone would reckognise this!
Replies: 4
Views: 9126

Yes it is Xanthium strumarium

Yes, exactly HC Weber; the photo shows male flowers of the monoecious plant - Xanthium strumarium.

Since
(i) you said it 8) and
(ii) in a determined way,
I thought that there is no need to confirm it!

Next ime I shall do it!

Here is a link for the profile of X. strumarium
by MWP admin
Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: More white / yellow Rusts?
Replies: 3
Views: 13381

They aren't fungi !

I took leaf samples of this Salvia species to the mycology lab of plant health and on examining under the microscope we found no living forms that can attributed to fungi. The yellow patches might have resulted as a defence or reaction of the plant to some insect. In fact on looking further the patc...
by MWP admin
Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Which is the best way to get rid of the scarid fly worm
Replies: 1
Views: 6466

Which is the best way to get rid of the scarid fly worm

I have planted 2 dozens rananculus bulbs and about half have sprouted. On examining the dug unsprouted bulbs they where infested with small cream/grey small worms. I took these to an entomolgy Lab and was told that they are Scarid fly worms. How can I treat againsts these pests becasue I am thinking...
by MWP admin
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Cement dumping from a quarry near Wied incita.
Replies: 0
Views: 9628

Cement dumping from a quarry near Wied incita.

I have been at wied incita , a really beautiful valley, but spoiled but a fairly large quarry just aside which have removed acres of fertile land for wild life. The damage further goes on due the fact that the owners of the quarry permit the dumping of cement and lime and other wastes down in the va...
by MWP admin
Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: New Plant Profile - Ballota nigra subsp. uncilata
Replies: 0
Views: 8885

New Plant Profile - Ballota nigra subsp. uncilata

A new plant profile has been added to the database and now there is a total of 55 plants. The plant is Ballota nigra subsp uncilata (Black horehound) a member of the Labiaceae (Mint) family. It is RARE in Malta
by MWP admin
Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: More white / yellow Rusts?
Replies: 3
Views: 13381

More white / yellow Rusts?

I met this plant at wied incita valley sides which on first impression, it reminded me of yellow or white rusts (albugo species). If so, then it seems that this season there is spreading infestation of Albuga, since in a short period of time there has been isolated albugo on Portulaca oleracea and L...
by MWP admin
Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Looks like a sort of bracket fungus ?
Replies: 4
Views: 21277

Looks like a sort of bracket fungus ?

While roaming along the bottom of Incita Valley, I came accross to this strange fungus which somehow resembles the bracket fungus, but has quite different morphologies, namely the yellow/cream thick perimeter and the caramel like drops on it. On the book of wild life, there was nothing similar liste...
by MWP admin
Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 43555

Of course wolf !! There is a full detailed account of this activity on a new post (click link below) All pics are linkable to keep forum from being oversized with photos - about a total of 3Mb of data. Click here: http://maltawildplants.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=49 A new forum topic has been created...
by MWP admin
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 43555

Final reminder

Thank Chris Weber for all these tips - you will be keeping us busy on Saturday and dont worry, you will be with us in our spirit. So tomorrow is our first informal forum meeting at Mount Carmel Hospital at 2:30pm. We have time against us because at 5:00pm it gets dark, so please those who are coming...
by MWP admin
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 43555

Pine, in the member list link there is the email of everyone. Search for wolf's email. better not to post it live due to hackers scanning forums for emails.

Also you can use the forum's Private message.

Mela all clear for the meeting of next saturday. Hope the forcast is bad as often it is.
by MWP admin
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 43555

For me it is fine.

I can any time on next Saturday, so we can make it 2:30 near mount Carmel Hospital.

We shall be myself, Wolf and il-Pine.

I am starting loving this forum :P
by MWP admin
Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: Forum structure Update
Replies: 0
Views: 9257

Forum structure Update

The phpBB Forum is updated from Version 2.0.16 to 2.0.18. There is a long list of new features and bug fixes so hope we note some advantages. On the other hand, if you note something not working properely, please send an email or private message or post a message in the website errans link. Thanks f...
by MWP admin
Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 43555

Date fixture

OK, let fix it to the 8th of December. if it turns out 2 b rainy, we have another chance - 13th Dec.

Regards the place, we decided by the end of this week. Keep sending suggestions. For me wied Hoxt is curios and do fine if it is not flooded. I am used to off road no problems :-)
by MWP admin
Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: environmental problems of Malta
Replies: 9
Views: 28311

Hello Russia 1) Fauna of Malta? http://www.mepa.org.mt/Environment/index.htm?ecoseek/searchdatabase.asp&1 2) About environmental problems of Malta? How environmental problems on Malta are solved? Quite complex answer to this, but basically there is the Malta Environmebt Protection Autority (MEPA) wh...
by MWP admin
Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 43555

The first Gethering of the Forum

I would like that very soon, members of the forum would meet together and go for a hike during one of the typical beautiful sunny winter days in Malta where the rest of Europe are shivering inside while having a cup of warm tea and watching the rain from their window sills :lol: I want some suggesti...
by MWP admin
Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: White rusts isolated in Malta
Replies: 0
Views: 9687

White rusts isolated in Malta

I am in good relationship with the plant mycologist - Dr. Angelo Porta-Puglia and few days ago we made an interesting isolation. I had some Portulaca oleracea (Budlieqa) growing in a large pot in the terrace. These have been growing anually (self sowing) fore several years. This year I noted somethi...
by MWP admin
Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: 31 October 2005
Replies: 0
Views: 8435

31 October 2005

Maltawildplants.com accomplish its 3rd year today MaltaWildPlants.com was officially launched on the 31st October 2002 and so today it is the site's 3rd birthday. I really wished to tell you that to speed up its progress the site have got some sponsors such as from the Goverment or private sector b...
by MWP admin
Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Bee/Wasp with strange large eyes
Replies: 1
Views: 7547

Bee/Wasp with strange large eyes

I would like to reckognize this bee/wasp. If someone know the latin name or english name please post here. The zig-zag striped pattern of its eyes is quite spectacular

Image

Thanks
by MWP admin
Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Large moth
Replies: 3
Views: 9263

It is very nice (and large!)

I am quite sure that it is A. convonvuli as it can be confirmed by this site:

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/papillon.macro/ ... n_plus.htm

There is an amazing photo on this link which snapshot the moth flying in air and sucking nectar from a large flower.
by MWP admin
Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: New Plant Profile - Dittrichia viscosa
Replies: 0
Views: 8648

New Plant Profile - Dittrichia viscosa

A new plant profile has been added to the database and now there is a total of 54 plants. The plant is url=http://www.maltawildplants.com/ASTR/Dittrichia_viscosa.html Dittrichia viscosa (False yellowhead) [/url] a member of the Compositea (Asteracea family) This plant has numerous traditional medici...
by MWP admin
Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: urgent help needed!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 6885

No Maltese name!

I had some time to look the species name in the God-father book of the wild plants of Malta (where every wild plant that has appeared in Malta is in this book). I am referring to "Flora of Maltese Islands" by Haslam, Sell and Wolseley (found in Melitensia libraries) Looking at the index of this book...
by MWP admin
Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Large moth
Replies: 3
Views: 9263

Notes on posting pics

1) the first code should be [img]not[/img] 2) filename is case sensitive, the file you sent is Moth2.JPG so you have to write it exactly as Moth2.JPG If you edit the code, it will appear instantly since the file is on the server The upload is a bit nasty, I know; but it is until you get used to it. ...
by MWP admin
Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Painted artwork from our creator
Replies: 0
Views: 5561

Painted artwork from our creator

After lots of chasing, I managed to get a good photo of this marvellous butterfly, called the Painted Lady (<i>Cynthia caudi</i>) I spent several minutes looking the patterns of the wings and comparing it between the right and left wing - perfectly identical I have to say. The plant is the next one ...
by MWP admin
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: News + Announcements
Topic: Guest cannot post
Replies: 0
Views: 8147

Guest cannot post

I have disabled guests from submitting / replying posts for 2 simple reasons: 1) avoid unregistered persons (= guests) from abusing and writing unproper posts. 2) Eliminate the problem of member forgeting to log in and their posts would show as from a guest instead their nick ALWAYS REMEMBER TO LOG-...
by MWP admin
Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Spider found among prickly pear
Replies: 0
Views: 5312

Spider found among prickly pear

I have searched this spider in local books for ID and the nearest I got is the Lobed Agriope ( Agriope lobata ). I would like a confirmation please.This spider often found between leaves of the prickly pears and quite large and mummifies its prey in a large web coccoon. http://www.maltawildplants.co...
by MWP admin
Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Brush Caterpillar
Replies: 1
Views: 6450

Brush Caterpillar

I would like to reckognize this caterpillar (that is the butterfly it forms). Anybody knows what it is please?

Image