Ononis biflora ?

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Ononis biflora ?

Post by MWP admin » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:26 am

I found a population of Ononis (without flowers) which may be (wishfully) Ononis biflora. The stipules do not match O. mitissima or O. reclinata. Not being shrubby, it is not O. natrix. It did not have the peculiar smell of O. viscosa. The hairs were not glandular.

Promising to be a good species like O. biflora.

It was found in abandoned fields below the hotel at Xaghra facing Zebbug - The Cornicopuae (or something like that!) hotel.

For your info, Ononis biflora was reported by Timothy Tabone at fields at Nufara, but I never met them yet.
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Post by IL-PINE » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:10 pm

could be! check the Ononis oligophylla, that was reported from Gozo or the mitissima.
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Post by jackpot » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:24 pm

or a Melilotus?

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:47 pm

Again, this needs a revist. We all agree on Fabacea at least :-D
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Post by MWP admin » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:30 pm

And the answer is .....

Ononis mitissima!

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Post by IL-PINE » Thu May 05, 2011 1:00 pm

x'taghmel!

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