3 ornamentals

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3 ornamentals

Post by jackpot » Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:26 pm

Degree of difficulty:
1. well done
2. medium
3. easy
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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:28 pm

1) Ceratonia siliqua
2) Hedera helix
3) Orobanche?

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Post by RB » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:40 pm

1) passed my mind
2) definitely not Hedera

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Post by jackpot » Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:23 pm

sorry il-Pine: definitely no Ceratonia siliqua, no Hedera helix and no Orobanche, but thanks, your try is honorable! May be next time... :wink:

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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:27 pm

I did not realise that they were ornamentals!

Mela 1) Phytolacca dioica,

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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:32 pm

2) Eucalyptus?
3) Have no idea

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Post by jackpot » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:15 am

still sorry- none of them-
(but thank you that you are the only member of this forum who is interested in)- I am looking forward that we will have a beer together in december! :wink:

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Post by robcar » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:58 pm

No, jackpot - others are also interested but they are too ignorant about ornamentals to come up with any ideas :(

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Post by IL-PINE » Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:09 pm

Heh!
I have exhausted all my ornamental ideas :)
Certainly, a beer is always a pleasure :)

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Post by greenhorn » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:51 pm

Some ideas only: for the flowers Cimicifuga and the orange fruits Cotoneaster??????????????????????????????????????????????????
About the "easy" You would like to get the Question Araceae???

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Post by greenhorn » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:58 pm

Second choice: instead of Cotoneaster Schinus?????
You see: not the faintest idea!

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Post by jackpot » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:09 am

he he great response, thanks greeny, robby, piny... :wink:
Unfortunately no right answers. So, Let me send some hints:
First, due to the degree of difficulty, the pics came in another direction, so it has to be: 1. very easy 2. medium 3. well done (pretty difficult).

pic w 13
Not easy to take a photo, but you (except greenhorn) notice the plant several times each day :)

pic s 26
everyone (almost everyone in the affluent society) knows the plant, most of us has or have had a specimen, but just a few of us or no one noticed their flowers or fruits.

pic m 17
specimens represent the largest leaves in Malta and have a wrong label in Anton Gds. Greenhorn was close with the family name but only with the name, not due to systematic aspects :D

(few minutes ago I had a cigarette and send to you the view from the window of my office... :wink:)
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Post by greenhorn » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:44 am

To pic 26: I first thought, the leafs could be Ficus elasticus, but found no photo to compare.

Hello, Sir Admin, why did You remove that "edit"-function? For me it was helpfull in cause of my terrible English-mistakes.

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Post by RB » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:54 am

No 3 boqq but here goes according to clues:

Monstera (Cheese Plant) - but a very poor fruit indeed - very large leaves, but possibly Musa has larger leaves so would not be largest in Malta??

or

Epipremnum aureum - Mistakenly called philodendron, maybe even at San Anton - mature specimens also have very large leaves, I have never seen a fruit but it must be similar to Monstera, and the stem in the pic looks a LOT like a Epipremnum aureum stem.

Grrrrrr!!!! Especially no. 1!!!

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Post by RB » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:58 am

No 2 - Schefflera, damn, I was thinking, what has multiple leaflets... damn, I have more than one at home and they also made flowers and fruit...

also growing in public gardens in Gozo by the parking area survives outside.

grrrrrr.....

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Post by RB » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:04 am

hah, if I am maybe right with my guesses (i am not convinced though) then your picture naming code corresponds to the names of the plants :idea:

so for number 1 it starts with a "w" and then the second letter is the species?

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Post by jackpot » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:06 pm

woww- RB the perfect detective! Yes you are right with the abbreviations :D
Monstera etc is wrong (I said " a dicot" with the largest leaves)...
Schefflera is absolutely correct- congratulation!
no 1 should be very easy now :wink:

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Post by RB » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:25 pm

1 washingtonia robusta??? not easy to take pictures hehehehe monkey-man

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Post by RB » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:39 pm

I think I have 2 qty of pic no 3 in pots... the fruit becomes black and soggy the leaves are long and straplike glossy the tree has a single trunk which then about 10 feet high starts branching a lot such that the tree has a mushroom shape.. but the name fek-all i have no feking idea. I planted these seeds maybe I was 15 yrs old, which is some time ago ;-)

I used to collect seeds of all sorts of nice trees and plants and plant them - about the names, I really never cared, when asked "whats that" I used to invent some rubbish hehhehhehee to make people happy, like what difference does it make to them what its called, you should hear the crap I used to make up.

Quite a nice interesting tree. There is one almost as soon as you enter san anton and a number of other specimens around the gardens.

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Post by RB » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:42 pm

edit - leaves not "straplike" wrong use of word. Leaves like a much larger, more elongated pointy olive-leaf shape (whats that - type called ehh?) but up to about 60cm long.

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Post by greenhorn » Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:13 pm

Pic 17 could be Meryta denhamii ( Araliaceae!) with leafs up to 120 cm, for the Dicot. with the largest leafs is Gunnera manucata and the fruits of that one look really different.

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Post by RB » Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:53 pm

Meryta denhamii is exactly what I was referring to. (l just looked up the pics on google).

It's "m" and "d" also :wink:

Propagates readily from seed!

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Post by jackpot » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:09 pm

well- only winners today :D
yes, Meryta denhamii is correct (the sign in San Anton says "Aralia elegantissima"), and Washingtonia robusta is also correvt :D
Good job, greenhorn & RB (is Gunnera in Malta? Never seen it there).

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Post by greenhorn » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:25 pm

I only mentioned it in cause of the "EDUCATION". :oops:

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Post by IL-PINE » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:38 pm

Applause to all! We are surrounded by experts MWP :lol:

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Post by RB » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:53 pm

Well I got an EDUCATION today hehehehe because last visit to s. anton when looking at the Meryta, (reading "Aralia ---"), I thought "oh so that's what it's called".

Thankfully as usual I forgot the name completely!!!

My poor memory may now be justified as "integrated automatic error correction" :D :D :D

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