Angel Trumpet ID

Requests about identification of wild plants in Malta and Gozo. (Please include precise details and pictures to help the experts in their ID process)

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What in your opinion is the status of this plant?

Poll ended at Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:06 pm

Native wild plant
0
No votes
Native wild plant
0
No votes
Alien wild plant
1
10%
Alien wild plant
1
10%
Garden escape, but does not really qualify as a wild plant
4
40%
Garden escape, but does not really qualify as a wild plant
4
40%
Ornamental Plant only, not considered wild at all
0
No votes
Ornamental Plant only, not considered wild at all
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 10

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Angel Trumpet ID

Post by MWP admin » Mon Sep 05, 2005 3:06 pm

I would like to identify this plant for a japanese tourist/friend who snapshot this photo in Malta.

In my opinion, originally this plant is a garden ornamental but I have seen it as an escape in some places by now. (Eg zabbar/m'scala near the traffic lights, 50m towards M'scala (left side).

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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:35 pm

I believe that this plant is Solandra grandiflora. However, I have not found much information about this species.

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Post by Ke!tH » Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:44 pm

Yes, I agree with IL-PINE.
I have also seen it growing extensivly next to the old Danish Village Hotel (near the Red Tower- Mellieha) as an undergrowth under the trees.
It also occured at Wied is- Sewda some years ago, which seemed to grow wildly, but it was then destroyed by fire if I'm not mistaken.
It surely is a garden escape.

Hitoshi

Solandra grandiflora

Post by Hitoshi » Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:16 am

Dear IL-PINE and Keith,
Thank you for your information on Solandra grandiflora. I took the photo at the gate of GGANTIJA TEMPLE, Gozo Island. I now found that the flowers of S.longiflora and S. maxima are resp. used for stamps of Bermuda and Itutaki.
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/plant/stamps/sta ... naceae.htm
Regards,
Hitoshi Sakai

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