Is it really Fumana hybrid

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Is it really Fumana hybrid

Post by MWP admin » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:19 am

Is this Fumana thymifolia, the hybrid between Fumana thymifolia and Fumana arabica that Weber's mentions in his book or perhaps another Fumana sp.?

Flower diameter 1cm c. , reddish marks at petal base petals do not overlap completely.

Not scarce, so should not be a "wow plant" :lol:
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Post by jackpot » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:14 am

yes I think so- we call it F arabica x F. thymifolia (p 204)- until the stage of a new species has not to be proved and published, but I could imagine due to the constant characteristics that it will be a new one!

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:43 pm

Interesting, we wait and see...
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Post by jackpot » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:33 am

we are still working on it... :) - but we met a young Maltese expert who let the cat out of the bag that he found a new species, but due to the name or location: Mum`s the word! :shock:
Looks like that we leave always an untrustworthy mark in Malta.

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:50 pm

You are not alone. Some ppl wants to eat the cake alone while other thinks they are the only cake-bakers in Malta.

I did not understand the expression "Mum's the word " - should be a german expression :lol:
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Post by jackpot » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:41 am

no, not German! :D
I found this term in the dictionary and it means "not to break a secret" :-D

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