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jackpot quiz 36

Post by jackpot » Tue May 08, 2007 4:02 pm

what a surprise- it is a flower of a wild one (!), but which one?
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Post by jackpot » Fri May 11, 2007 1:56 pm

hint: it is part of a catkin

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Post by MWP admin » Fri May 11, 2007 4:22 pm

This I should guess but I got memory-blanked on botany by this php/MySQL coding course. Opps I am already late!

Is the plant a tree at Buskett?
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Post by jackpot » Mon May 14, 2007 8:30 am

yes, Sir! :-D

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Post by MWP admin » Tue May 15, 2007 4:16 pm

Fraxinus excelsior (Oleaceae)
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Post by jackpot » Tue May 15, 2007 4:48 pm

no, sorry, rather cold... :roll:

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Post by jackpot » Thu May 17, 2007 9:37 am

jackpot is surprised because there are not many wild trees in Malta... :shock:

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Post by MWP admin » Thu May 17, 2007 10:38 am

Only Fraxinus can come to my mind for a native tree (or very old cultivation) with catkins in Buskett.

Our wild trees were probably used by our ancestors, the same way as we are using land for building and so people at some 3 generations ahead will ask your same question "where are those wild flowers (& fauna)".
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Post by jackpot » Thu May 17, 2007 5:04 pm

this tree grows NOT ONLY in Buskett- it grows (almost) everywhere in Malta!
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Post by RB » Thu May 17, 2007 7:19 pm

"Silly Cherry"

JP I guess you can understand me?

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Post by jackpot » Fri May 18, 2007 10:30 am

RB if you mean what I mean, you are right (although I do not understand the cherry), but I can say that the jeweller is not interested in this flower but in that one of the other parent :-D
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Post by jackpot » Fri May 18, 2007 10:52 am

ok- here is the jewellers favorite
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Post by IL-PINE » Fri May 18, 2007 11:17 am

I still have no idea what tree it is!

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Post by MWP admin » Fri May 18, 2007 12:44 pm

Another tree with catkins that I know of is the White Poplar, but I never seen closeups of its catkins
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Post by RB » Fri May 18, 2007 2:26 pm

OK JP so "Cherry silly" and I guess that gives it away.

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Post by MWP admin » Fri May 18, 2007 2:40 pm

Bwaah!! :cry: and I even had it on my archives...

Does not have anything to do with cherries though :?:
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Post by RB » Fri May 18, 2007 2:45 pm

...and if "jeweller" is a hint at what this tree is capable of producing, with some help, wow that is pushing the meaning of "clue"!!!

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Post by MWP admin » Fri May 18, 2007 2:57 pm

Yes, I know perfectly the relationship between the jeweller and this tree. But maybe JP wish to have the please himself to lecture it out! However RB I can't figure out yr silly and cherry (maybe smt about source of food for donkeys)
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Post by RB » Fri May 18, 2007 3:06 pm

I thought "Jeweller" = play on words for "Gulepp" in the same way as -

Ceratonia = Cherry

Siliqua = Silly

Obviously no relation.

But I forgot about this:

DIAMONDS, RUBIES AND GOLD

It is believed that some seeds, because of their consistent weight, were used as weights by early merchants to determine the value of precious gems and gold dust. These seeds included carob seeds and wheat grains. The Greek word for the carob pod, "keration" became "carat" and "karat". Weigh terms in grains still exist also. A grain is 1/7000 of a pound, the pound's smallest fraction.(11)

One carob seed, weighing about 200 milligrams, would be balanced by a one carat diamond or ruby. The weight of the modern carat has been standardized at 200 milligrams. (9,10)

The carat or karat value for gold is still used. It is no longer a measure of weight, but of the amount of gold in an object.(9,10)

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Post by MWP admin » Fri May 18, 2007 3:25 pm

LOL!! about the cherry

references: Plants for a future databse ?
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Post by jackpot » Fri May 18, 2007 7:52 pm

exactly- finally you got it: CONGRATULATIONS!
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