MWP Quiz 16

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Post by MWP admin » Fri May 05, 2006 6:48 pm

Lets see if you find this diff or easy! Genus is enough as myself do not know yet the spp.
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Post by jackpot » Tue May 09, 2006 4:46 pm

I find it difficult! :)

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Post by MWP admin » Tue May 09, 2006 5:02 pm

A very common Dicot plant flowering in March-April.
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Post by jackpot » Wed May 10, 2006 8:21 am

am I right that the colour is not that of a fresh plant?

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Post by MWP admin » Wed May 10, 2006 9:28 am

yes u are :P but still in situ and alive
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Post by jackpot » Wed May 10, 2006 12:35 pm

family Fabatschea? :lol:

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Post by MWP admin » Wed May 10, 2006 1:40 pm

Yes, getting warmer, :wink:

PS: now I also know the species
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Post by jackpot » Tue May 16, 2006 3:58 pm

Vicia or Lathyrus?

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Post by MWP admin » Wed May 17, 2006 8:01 am

You selected the wrong two genera :)

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Post by jackpot » Wed May 17, 2006 8:12 am

Hedysarum?

:( admini: let me know if I can help/encourage/animate you!

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Post by MWP admin » Wed May 17, 2006 8:19 am

Thanks jack..... Lets give time to work upon me.

I admit that the photo of this plant is quite ambiguos. Another hint - low growing herbaceous annual. Nice carpets sometimes.
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Post by jackpot » Wed May 17, 2006 8:41 am

ok, so it is Lotus, but cytisoides is an herbaceous perennial, and the other annuals of this genus do not really cover the surface as mats... :(

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Post by MWP admin » Wed May 17, 2006 9:05 am

Are you trying to mention all the uncorrect ones to make me feel re-motivated !!! :lol: Its not Lotus either so what remains?
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Post by jackpot » Wed May 17, 2006 1:49 pm

Coronilla-Medicago-Melilotus-Trifolium-Scorpiurus-Anthyllis-Tripodion-Anagyris-ähhhhh....more? :cry:

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Post by MWP admin » Wed May 17, 2006 2:09 pm

Its one of those in the list you written 8)
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Post by jackpot » Wed May 17, 2006 2:36 pm

Coronilla-Medicago-Melilotus

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Post by MWP admin » Wed May 17, 2006 3:36 pm

Not any of those three! Imagine the flower 360 degrees and smaller and to the ground
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Post by robcar » Thu May 18, 2006 11:16 pm

I know that I am intervening at this late stage after all the hard work has already been done by jackpot, but it is only now that I think I may know what it is - from the list of plant genera that jackpot has listed, I think it can only be Trifolium. sp

- as to the species - I find them difficult even with nice fresh Trifolium plants let alone with a brownish half dead specimen, but since mwp has said it is very common and sometimes forms nice carpets I say T. nigrescens

- if I am right jackpot does all the hard work and I get the applause :lol:

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Post by jackpot » Fri May 19, 2006 10:35 am

yes, I did the hard work: I moved the pic 360 degrees and made it smaller, as admini proposed... :lol: :lol: :lol: and I am still not smarter!
However, I would not agree Trifolium nigrescens but I am willing to trust robcar :wink: and send him my applause!

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Post by jackpot » Fri May 19, 2006 10:36 am

here it is :lol:

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Post by jackpot » Fri May 19, 2006 10:38 am

sorry, here it is
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Post by robcar » Fri May 19, 2006 3:22 pm

I may very well be wrong, but i do think it is Trifolium - as to the species I just put forward a guess based on MWPs clues - there is no way I can honestly try to identify it to the species from that photo :!:

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Post by jackpot » Sat May 20, 2006 9:58 am

my problem with Trifolium nigrescens is the enlarged (widened) standard and the structure of the calyx elements... However, you might be right with Trifolium, especially with regard to "growing mat-like". Let`s hope that MWP will help... :)

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Post by robcar » Sat May 20, 2006 3:18 pm

I think you are probably right regarding the widened standard, which could rule out T. nigrescens - perhaps the shape of the standard looks more like that of T. campestre, which is also common but which does not seem to form such nice mats as those formed by T.nigrescence, of course assuming that I am right about Trifolium - as you said we will have to wait for MWP...

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Post by MWP admin » Sun May 21, 2006 5:27 pm

ok here is the answer ...

Trifolium campestre, Xnien Isfar (top view)

They sometimes form carpets (not as large as T. nig.), but actually the clue was mentioned to help you to guess the Genus part first.
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Post by jackpot » Mon May 22, 2006 8:05 am

admini- you gave us a hard nut :) but robcar was on a pretty hot trip. I never would hit on it.

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