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Post by HC Weber » Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:00 pm

Hi all- the administrator never gave the answer to his picture- was my answer right, Stephen? I also like to play this quiz with you all- anyone who knows this plant? Unfortunately, there are no prices to win, but the answer will be given latest at the end of this month. In general, this kind of educational quiz seems to me a good idea... :roll:
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Quite difficult one

Post by MWP admin » Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:34 pm

I should start asking already for tips here.

Is it a succulent plant?
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Post by IL-PINE » Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:11 pm

Is it the Mesembryanthemum thing? It looks like a curious flower.
Never seen anything like it. :shock:

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Post by HC Weber » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:45 pm

ok- in Germany, we say cold if the answer is wrong and warm...hot if the answer comes closer to the truth. Mesembryanthemum: very cold! Also, the plant is not succulent. I am quite sure that you all know this plant from the wild. The picture shows only 1 flower but there are many flowers arranged in the inflorescence.

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Post by HC Weber » Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:37 am

wow- big response...!
ok, next help: this species has very close related sisters and brothers which everyone of you eat!

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Post by greenhorn » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:05 am

Could it be Allium commutatum?

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Liliaceae?

Post by MWP admin » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:09 am

Symmetry of flower is 6-merous and the globose carpel and stout style reminds me a bit of some Liliaceae members, which have some spicy vegetables too.

How warm is getting ?
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Post by greenhorn » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:17 am

Adding to my Answer
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Post by HC Weber » Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:46 pm

greenhorn- very warm but not yet THE hot spot! :D

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:30 pm

As I suspected, Family is Liliacea
Genus is Allium

now remains the species...

I think that it is the A. scorodoprasum or
A. ampeloprasum var melitense (thinking the weber wanted to be a bit 'ala maltese' for this post)
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Post by HC Weber » Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:51 pm

Admin: Bravo- yes, Allium melitense!

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:08 pm

Bravo to you as well Weber - It is a quite rare variety and the pic is good detailed (talking of a 4mm flower here)


Hope when the time comes, you can indicate where I can trace these rarities for profiling + Photo session.

Now I am working on 2 species simultanously, nothing rare or special but both one species per genus found in Malta. However the rain spoiled the day for photography, so i stayed coding the html pages.


Now prepare another quiz for us! Maybe we put these quizes in special topic (Category)?!?
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