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by jackpot
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Plant found 25.5.05 on Gozo
Replies: 9
Views: 12333

Il-Pine: He only did say the genus:roll: ? bootlicker:lol: In fact, he will be most appreciative :D BUT I FOUND OUT THE SPECIES1 :lol: Anyway, I am sure that it is Lobelia erinus. I saw them here and there in flowerbeds and pots of hotel entrances in Sliema etc (and I have them in my garden because ...
by jackpot
Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Plant found 25.5.05 on Gozo
Replies: 9
Views: 12333

Hi greenhorn: It is an ornamental cultivar of Lobelia erinus. The seeds are very small- distributed by the wind. Lobelia has a cosmopolitan distribution, although especially rich in the tropical and subtropical regions. Sixty-nine species occur in South Africa. Habitats: rocky slopes, sand dunes, ev...
by jackpot
Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Gozo, Oct 05
Replies: 10
Views: 11113

no, no, no :lol: trust me, it is Medicago sativa!
It is good to have the bible, but sometimes, there are also mistakes or limited knowledge in the bible. And why not...knowledge expands, fortunately... (and the bible is old)! However, it is Medicago sativa :wink:
by jackpot
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 7
Replies: 32
Views: 42762

:lol: :lol: :lol: what a funny story :lol: :lol: :lol: I was there in August 2004 for the Maltese Ornamentals. I noticed 3 older men chatting on the chairs near the fountain. Surreptitious I collected a small twig from an unknown tree for herbarium search at home. Then, I went to the Sausage Tree (K...
by jackpot
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz No.5
Replies: 7
Views: 11927

we always have to remember that names are only names, and they all are man made (even experts might be wrong, or have different opinions). If I accept a new name, I should add the popular synonym.
by jackpot
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Plant identification requested
Replies: 4
Views: 7038

you are right, and even specialists (which I am not) often do not care about those groups- unfortunately, because they could be of importance. E.g. I hate Bromus :roll:
by jackpot
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Ophrys fusca and its complex group
Replies: 30
Views: 196146

In many species of the genus Ophrys I prefer not to distinguish to much species and ssp., for me, Ophrys fusca is in Malta the Ophrys fusca agg.
by jackpot
Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Identify please
Replies: 4
Views: 7863

---to difficult :(
by jackpot
Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz No.5
Replies: 7
Views: 11927

yes Psoralea is more popular but Bituminaria is actual (unfortunately) :wink:
by jackpot
Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz No.5
Replies: 7
Views: 11927

Bituminaria bituminosa
by jackpot
Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 7
Replies: 32
Views: 42762

no, not included in Haslam
by jackpot
Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 7
Replies: 32
Views: 42762

leaves look like those of Carob Tree :)
by jackpot
Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 7
Replies: 32
Views: 42762

wow...finally a person who takes part in the quiz- thanks for the beer, HC :lol:
by jackpot
Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 7
Replies: 32
Views: 42762

no Stephen- not as bad. My search was over the last 3 years period and I found 550 species (without grown ornamentals or agric. plants). But the Maltese Botanist No.1 told me that there are still 800 indigenous and 200 aliens... But coming back to the quiz (I miss comments of wolf and Pine... :cry: ...
by jackpot
Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Gozo, Oct 05
Replies: 10
Views: 11113

greenhorn & edwin: I am quite sure that this is a member of the agg. Medicago sativa, the Lucerna (Luzerne in german).
by jackpot
Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 7
Replies: 32
Views: 42762

Stephen- this is an extremely difficult question and a fast answer could be dangerous (because it could be used from special groups in a counterproductively way, what we do not want). Example: you have lost a special Maltese variety (I think about an Ophrys variety) but a new distribution of an alie...
by jackpot
Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 6
Replies: 24
Views: 33529

wolf-sorry, I mean southwest. There is a small park close to Radio Transmitter, and a small road is going down along Gebel San Pietru, on the right hand is a cliff-like rock (with a spring)... flowering time is end of march and first half of april (fruits in may) :) - yes, Admin, why not- we have pl...
by jackpot
Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 7
Replies: 32
Views: 42762

ok- with so many helps, I cancel the beer :lol:
You can find the tree in Floriana (Maglio Gardens), in the Barrakka Gardens, or the beautiful Romero Gardens (Santa Venera). Have you been there? A MUST! :)
by jackpot
Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 6
Replies: 24
Views: 33529

YOU got it! Yes, it is Valerianella eriocarpa (SE of Gharghur). As far as I remember, I had the Valerianella-rosettes in a salad in a restaurant in St. Julians, in Germany we call it Feldsalat, very very popular.
by jackpot
Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 7
Replies: 32
Views: 42762

40 degrees below zero :lol:
to many ornamentals? There are only about 250 growing at the public sites of Malta (in contrast to 1000 indigenous and aliens in the wild).
Help: it is a tree (and therefore not a monocot).
by jackpot
Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Leguminosae or Fabaceae
Replies: 4
Views: 6754

yes, I confirm robby. Another old name is Papilionaceae... :wink:
by jackpot
Tue Jan 03, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: peplus?
Replies: 3
Views: 5647

I think so!
by jackpot
Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 6
Replies: 24
Views: 33529

wrong, but not so cold :D
by jackpot
Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: end of year wolf quiz
Replies: 5
Views: 9586

oh yeah- know the site!
by jackpot
Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 7
Replies: 32
Views: 42762

brrrrrr- greenland-glaciers-cold :lol:
(still 1 beer available for the right answer)
by jackpot
Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 6
Replies: 24
Views: 33529

easy

whole plant (to easy now, I think)- no beer, therefore! :lol:
by jackpot
Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 6
Replies: 24
Views: 33529

Admin: I hava a nice pic but may not publish it ... ok, wait!
Lamiaceae is ice-cold, too!
by jackpot
Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Plant identification requested
Replies: 4
Views: 7038

Hi- welcome! This is a Carex species, looks like C. flacca
by jackpot
Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 7
Replies: 32
Views: 42762

HELLO!!!
no comments? :cry:
by jackpot
Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 5
Replies: 8
Views: 16643

ok- you were right so you will get the beer during the first week of April :wink: