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by IL-PINE
Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Found what looks to be a Smilax aspera
Replies: 14
Views: 15978

aw king

Wow. That is an impressive variation in leaves! Good picture. I may also congratulate you for the Clematis cirrhosa proife.
by IL-PINE
Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Found what looks to be a Smilax aspera
Replies: 14
Views: 15978

Fl

Yes, Fl. is the flowering time, and the numbers are the months.
by IL-PINE
Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Found what looks to be a Smilax aspera
Replies: 14
Views: 15978

Well it flowers in autumn! Haslam mentions it as flowering from September till November. I saw it in flower in Wied Babu last month. If you are fortunate enough you might find it still flowering in a couple of places!
by IL-PINE
Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Found what looks to be a Smilax aspera
Replies: 14
Views: 15978

Smilax

Yes, it is definitely Smilax.

It is quite a frequent plant, I have seen it in almost every valley I have visited. I think I even saw it at Wied Encita. Usually you notice it when it comes in contact with the skin, just like Rubus!
by IL-PINE
Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: can anyone identify
Replies: 18
Views: 20150

Exactly, Melitensia is a very good place for books, but you can't borrow. This particular book I bought it from Sapienza, if you wish I can lend it to you no problem
by IL-PINE
Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: can anyone identify
Replies: 18
Views: 20150

Ambrosia

Mela, according to the book Coastal sand dunes under siege of 2002, the species Ambrosia maritima "seems to persist only at Ghadira where it is very rare and localised, although young aromatic plants observed at Comino were probably of this species." Thus, it seems you have found another very rare p...
by IL-PINE
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: can anyone identify
Replies: 18
Views: 20150

Boq

If it might help, wolf, I have never seen anything like that!
:lol:
by IL-PINE
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 17445

Quiz

Is it the Mesembryanthemum thing? It looks like a curious flower.
Never seen anything like it. :shock:
by IL-PINE
Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 35286

I wish to thank Wolf for taking us on a tour of Wied Encita. Next time, we will ask you to deliver us a lecture. :)
by IL-PINE
Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 35286

rosa

Wow! This is going to be a big gathering! Well, I hope we encounter at least one of the plants our friend HC Weber, told us! Well, I hope we get a good Saturday there. Fingers crossed, and charge your camera (or batteries)! Wolf, you are the guide 8) Like you Wolf, I thought Rosa sempervirens was co...
by IL-PINE
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 35286

Ok ok! I'll bring my big friend Cisk with us. I hope we do not cross the path of an Euphorbia! lol
Heh, it seems we will remain hooked with the forum tonight.
Btw do you have an email wolf?
by IL-PINE
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 35286

:P

Heh, ok will meet you there by the gate. hehe first meeting in front of Mount Carmel. Seems to be a good start. :)
by IL-PINE
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 35286

Well, I work till 2pm next Saturday, so I can't manage at 1pm. But if you arrange the time at 2.30pm I'll be able to make it there in time.
Owen
by IL-PINE
Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 35286

A public holiday would be a good day for some adventure. Anyway if we travel by car, we might be able to visit 2 or more places. I have never heard of Wied Hoxt let alone visited it Wolf! I still have to visit Wied Incita by the way, if you would mind taking me and Stephen there for a tour, it would...
by IL-PINE
Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The first Gethering of the Forum
Replies: 27
Views: 35286

Hike

I can come on any of the 3 dates mentioned. I can also suggest Wied Babu (limits of Zurrieq).

See ya!
by IL-PINE
Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Bee/Wasp with strange large eyes
Replies: 1
Views: 6386

Large eyed Fly

The book of Guido Bonnet and Joe Attard - 'The Maltese Countryside Volume 2', has a photograph on page 199 of a very similar (if not the same) species called Eristalinus taeniops. This seems to be a kind of fly that mimics bees. I have never seen such an animal in my life!

Owen
by IL-PINE
Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Large moth
Replies: 3
Views: 7487

Large moth

Yesterday, whilst parking my car I found this moth resting on the wall of the garage. It was a large moth of approximately 8cm in size. I think it is Agrius convolvuli but not quite certain of its identification. Image
Owen
by IL-PINE
Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Brush Caterpillar
Replies: 1
Views: 5360

Brush Caterpillar

The caterpillar's picture is probably Orgyia trigotephras which is quite common locally. Enclosed please find pic.

Image
by IL-PINE
Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Electric Blue Butterfly
Replies: 2
Views: 9069

Excellent photographs

I agree with Steve. The butterfly is the Common Blue Polyommatus icarus. Very good photographs Stephen.
by IL-PINE
Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Angel Trumpet ID
Replies: 3
Views: 7411

I believe that this plant is Solandra grandiflora. However, I have not found much information about this species.