MWP Quiz 23 - Hairy Joe

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MWP Quiz 23 - Hairy Joe

Post by MWP admin » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:29 pm

Let's see the response to this photo - good luck
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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:37 pm

My mother was passing by and saw the pic

Her response - 'What is that? A key chain?'

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:36 am

It is a wild plant from Malta
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Post by jackpot » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:00 am

MWP you made my day :lol: :lol: :lol:
beautiful pic :lol: :lol: :lol:
congratulation :lol: :lol: :lol:
can`t stop laugh about it :lol: :lol: :lol:
fantastic :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: and I have a serious meeting soon :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:27 am

I need some laughs too, passing a very difficult period related to the fate of MWP... Seriously it is a plant though!
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Post by Sdravko » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:05 am

yeah, and it looks like a really wild one. :D

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Post by greenhorn » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:52 am

My granddaughter asks, where to buy it. She wants to fix it at her mobile. So sweeeeeet!!!

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Post by jackpot » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:06 pm

:lol: he probably took this pic from the Muppet Show :lol:

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Post by robcar » Fri Oct 13, 2006 6:50 pm

Yes, looks like a hybrid between a muppet and a Christmas decoration - where on earth did you find this thing? is it a natural photo - I mean have you removed or added structures, styled its hair or something? I find it hard to believe that there are such creatures among our flora

PS - I was very busy - hence my very limited interaction with the forum over the past weeks - I am now back to a more normal routine

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:55 pm

It is a photo of a wild plant with the following graphical manipulations:

1) crop
2) straightened (to make 'nose' vertical)
3) added text
4) added comic text

Nothing ese!

I have an 'eye' for these things and beauty. I await something from wolf, then i start the hints.

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...and his friend 'Long-nose' John

Post by MWP admin » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:21 pm

This is a friend of Hairy Joe named 'Long-nose' John. he always had a complex about his nose!
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Post by jackpot » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:26 am

MWP: Ai Ai, Sir?! :D

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:02 pm

:D :D :D -=[ It looks more like THAT too ]=- :D :D :D
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Post by jackpot » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:18 pm

pfui.... :D no, no, I dont` meant that!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: (it was my answer in abbreviation to your quiz).

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Post by jackpot » Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:55 am

MWP- we are waiting if A.i. is correct or wrong? :)

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Post by jackpot » Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:25 pm

correct or wrong :?: :?:

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Post by MWP admin » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:01 pm

Sorry for the delay!! Could not find the uncropped photo on my HD, so I had to retrieve the originalfrom the memory card. I wanted to reply with the full pic of the flower

So, the answer is in the pic below:
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Post by MWP admin » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:02 pm

Regards the other pic (long nose John), the plant is not really a wild thing, but has impressive flowers!
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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:34 pm

wow! Perfect!

Ajuga the muppet :)

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Post by jackpot » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:10 am

thank you guys for the applause :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by MWP admin » Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:22 pm

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Should I reveal the second pic ??

PS, this quiz is open for all experts!

A beer for you for Ajuga iva (you really impressed me!!!) If you get the second one you have 3 beers (1 bonus!)
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Post by robcar » Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:32 pm

Yes, to have guessed Ajuga iva from that tiny bit does take an expert - I have seen Ajuga many times, and have also photographed it but I would not have guessed this quiz in a hundred years - good for you jackpot :wink:

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Post by jackpot » Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:48 pm

:lol:

MWP: we need a hint for the big nose :wink:

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Taken from the perianth!!!

Post by MWP admin » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:39 pm

Taken from the perianth!!!
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Post by jackpot » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:20 pm

MWP: we need a hint for the perianth!
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Let me think: robcar, recently he described Zannichellia, but we can exclude this one ... :D

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Post by robcar » Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:01 pm

I do not know whether I am right but I have a strong feeling that it is a detail from the flower of Orbea (Stapelia) variegata

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:30 pm

You have excellent feeling Robcar. Congratulations, it was Stapelia, one of my fav ornamentals, both for the flowers, and both for the ease of propagation. Also manged to get plants from seeds.
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Post by jackpot » Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:40 pm

MWP wrote...!the plant is not really a wild thing"- I thought this means it is only sometimes rarely naturalised? Is it found in the wild?
Also, MWP: robcar has not an excellent feeling - he has an excellent knowledge.. APPLAUSE!!! :D

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Post by IL-PINE » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:37 pm

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Post by MWP admin » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:56 pm

It is not a wild plant, but the stems are easily propagated if say plants are disposed in 'wild' soil. If you cut a part of the plant and stick it in soil, it will readily form roots - same as those notorious Aptanea... I tried to give a hint so the 800 or so indigenous spp are excluded from the quiz!

I used "excellent feeling" to interpret (use) his own words "I have a strong feeling" which is stood to mean congratulations! (hopefully robcar got that message!)
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