Ulmus in Malta

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Ulmus in Malta

Post by MWP admin » Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:35 pm

Hi, what Ulmus species you think we have in Malta?

I have 'isolated' (is that a good word!?) 2 species, one of which should correspond to U. minor (though hmm...! the tree I found had a 70cm trunk and wonder if it is older the British colony), while the other is siad to be Ulmus canescens, but I have my doubts.

Some authors have suggested U. procera while others (eg Weber et al.) Ulmus glabra, but the latter is described to be found in mountains and a rather Northern distribution. Morphologicaly, I tend to lean with U. glabra, though some morphological features does not fit perfectly either!

It would be interesting to hear what you have to say in regards.
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Post by IL-PINE » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:01 pm

actually from records I have read in the past, all 4 seem to have been mentioned!

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:19 pm

Which records specifically ? Haslan mentions only 2 (canescens and minor) and J. Borg gives U. campestris which should be attributed to canescens according to Haslam. I think we have 2 entites and hybrids.
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Post by MWP admin » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:48 am

hello Pine,

Again, which records you are refering to? I would like to know more info in regards
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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:43 pm

e sorry.
i'm very busy at the moment.
haslam and borg mention what you said.
the book sigar maltin, mentions these:
U.procera from the area of Burmarrad which Haslam thought was U.minor.
Buskett plants are all U.minor.
U.canescens the native species from Gnien il-Kbir and Wied ir-Rum (no idea where both places are)
Finally they mention that at Wied l-Isqof there are Ulmus species that cannot be identified and seem to be hybrids between U.minor and U.canescens
Can lend you the book if you wish.
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Post by MWP admin » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:35 pm

At the moment I made my opinion that we have U.minor and U. glabra (I agree with Weber here) though I did not checked U. procera yet.

I am also aware of the hybrids, which I also found at Buskett recentely (hence not really correct that those in Buskett are all U.minor).
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Post by IL-PINE » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:27 pm

mela in the spring you have to teach me about Ulmus hehe :)

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Post by MWP admin » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:30 pm

I think I know as much as you :occasion5: Weber/Edwin are those to teach us. But well I started to gather some info.
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