MWP Quiz 46 - The Medusa Plant

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MWP Quiz 46 - The Medusa Plant

Post by MWP admin » Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:45 am

I suppose it's eas, let's see...
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Post by greenhorn » Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:49 pm

Might be, it`s the joke of today, but the leafs and the stem remind me somewhere to Musaceae and that cannot be.
Lets start with: Monocotyledon?

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:05 pm

Yes a monocot...
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Post by greenhorn » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:33 pm

Ornamental?

And a small hint, please!

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:01 pm

Not ornamental but apparently cultivated in rows in fields.

Leaves sword shaped and half a metre approx
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Post by greenhorn » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:01 pm

But not Zea Mays???

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:16 pm

Yes perfect. It is Maize - I never knew that maize had that big head of stigma !

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:23 pm

BTW we eat this more than Atriplex :-)
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Post by greenhorn » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:23 am

Me too; I never tried Atriplex, but next year in May i`ll do.

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