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by robcar
Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 33 - look what I found!
Replies: 9
Views: 15524

It is Ophrys parosica - very nice find indeed - perhaps another form of O. fusca[/i - however, unlike many of the rest this is rather distinctive - I actually think that it could very well be considered a true species in its own right.
by robcar
Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: another malta orchid
Replies: 24
Views: 34477

No orchid here - but what it is remains a mystery :!:
by robcar
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Review of Haslam's flora book (1977) by E. Lanfranco
Replies: 7
Views: 15722

I still like the book - warts and all - the fact that my copy is almost a set of loose pages is evidence of the level of use and abuse it has had to take However I have to agree with wolf - I do find the book very difficult to use - however this mainly due to its use of keys and botanical terms whic...
by robcar
Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 33a & 33b
Replies: 20
Views: 28821

still no idea :(
by robcar
Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWp Quiz 31
Replies: 5
Views: 10992

I think it must be Daucus carota - very variable indeed - I am pretty convinced that more than one species is present.
by robcar
Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: no 35
Replies: 11
Views: 16970

I never saw the plant in the wild but Weber's book has nice photos :!: :lol:
by robcar
Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: no 34
Replies: 16
Views: 23401

That was mean jackpot... I mean very very mean :evil: :evil: :evil: - no wonder I could not figure out what on earth it could be :!: : :lol:
by robcar
Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: no 34
Replies: 16
Views: 23401

Boqq - I simply have no idea - it must be an Ophrys (at least according to the title of the picture) - so unless it is one of those very rare orchids which are listed in our flora but which may as well be growing on the moon because nobody ever seems to see them (and even then, I can reall none look...
by robcar
Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: no 35
Replies: 11
Views: 16970

Centranthus ruber?
by robcar
Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Tall Ophrys fusca s.l. in January
Replies: 12
Views: 22648

I will definitely not be buying Flora Europaea at the cost of a second hand car :!: Yes in orchids the present tendency seems to be towards splitting -it is nice for many people who can incorporate their name (or that of their wife or cat) to a newly published 'species' - in case of plants which are...
by robcar
Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Tall Ophrys fusca s.l. in January
Replies: 12
Views: 22648

I have come across occasional tallish plants with large labellum even at Dingli during this time of the year, and occasional shortish plants with smaller labellum later on in the season According to splitters early flowering plants should be O. mesaritica and should therefore be short and have a sho...
by robcar
Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: jackpot quiz 33a & 33b
Replies: 20
Views: 28821

I have been to San Anton yesterday and have seen C.arizonica but I saw nothing that looked like the other plant - sorry - no idea :(
by robcar
Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: no 34
Replies: 16
Views: 23401

I think that pine is correct - O. lutea
by robcar
Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Bryophytes
Topic: Lunularia cruciata
Replies: 12
Views: 21064

Lunularia cruciata

If the orchids are around, it is time for me to start going out in the countryside looking for plants - my botanical season is generally inaugurated with the appearance of O. collina and O. conica (unless I happen to start a little earlier with O. fusca ) and comes to a close with the disappearance ...
by robcar
Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 30
Replies: 6
Views: 12056

Really? boqq!
by robcar
Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Sub-endemic Senecio pygmaeus
Replies: 3
Views: 6667

Never saw Senecio pygmaeus, but for me it is S.vulgaris
by robcar
Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Calendula spp.
Replies: 8
Views: 13742

C. arvensis with reddish disk florets seems to be quite common (e.g. at Clapham junction)
by robcar
Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: The Maltese Christmas Tree
Replies: 3
Views: 8590

I'm sure it was beautiful - the colour of the new leaf growth is really nice - however it also looks as if somebody must have decided to cut its branches for a fireplace or something - however the plant seems to be making a very good attempt at repairing itself.
by robcar
Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: The Maltese Christmas Tree
Replies: 3
Views: 8590

Looks like a sun-tanned harruba
by robcar
Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Site Requests
Topic: What you want to see on MaltaWildPlants Forum next year
Replies: 7
Views: 16306

MWP, you should be asleep at 1.12 am rather than fiddling about with the website layout - you are too dedicated :!:
by robcar
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Site Requests
Topic: Website - Java applets
Replies: 18
Views: 33780

RB how on earth can you come up with all that twists on botanical jargon in such a short time period :?: - you may not be a poet but you sure do have a quick pen (keyboard)
by robcar
Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Site Requests
Topic: Website - Java applets
Replies: 18
Views: 33780

Is this a new section on ICT :?: - I cannot understand a single word of what both of you are writing, assuming that it is in English -why not remain in the spirit of the MWP website and stick to botany - even the confusion of ever changing scientific names, taxonomic relationships, synonyms etc is f...
by robcar
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: What a Passion!
Replies: 9
Views: 16170

Yes, once you bother to cultivate them, it makes sense to cultivate the edible ones and at least get a few nice fruits in return every now and then
by robcar
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Strangest Ornamentals <[= 2=]>
Replies: 6
Views: 12808

Boqq - now the photos have come up :scratch:
by robcar
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Strangest Ornamentals <[= 2=]>
Replies: 6
Views: 12808

I know this tree but still ...Where is the photo?
by robcar
Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Something else.
Replies: 8
Views: 10482

I understood that it is a typo and jack meant to say (type) 'only one of the several ways to name it'
by robcar
Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 27
Replies: 17
Views: 26197

I cannot speak for everyone but I speak for myself - Yes, I give up
by robcar
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: What is this exactly?
Replies: 4
Views: 7478

I think it is Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum
by robcar
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Something else.
Replies: 8
Views: 10482

Cakile maritima (sea Rocket)
by robcar
Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Emm... emm... "tree"
Replies: 17
Views: 18944

Your short or black clue leads me to the elder (Sambucus) - I have never seen this plant (either one species or the other) and to be honest would not have recognised it. You made me spend quite some time looking up anything finishing with nigra or nana or dwarf or black :evil: :evil: - I need to wor...