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Bright green, delicate, pinnate leaves.
Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:44 am
No flowers, no fruit to help us out, though the leaves might be enough for ornamental plant lovers. I had a first impression on a Ruscus / Ruscaceae, but a quick internet image search did not matched anything really good.
The leaves were very thin, smooth and delicate. The plant was multi-branched that you cannot distinguish any main stem (thus looked like a small bush). I also noted curved pale-green tiny appendages under the leaf petiole (=stipules ?) This gave me the impression of some sort of gracile Asparagaceae, but again nothing good was found.
Any idea ?
Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:26 pm
I am pretty sure that this is Polygonatum odoratum/multiflorum
Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:15 pm
Great sigra - many thanks and yes, it should be that Genus from what I've seen on the net. So it was a Ruscaceae as one of my suspects
! The names given to Polygonatum multiflorum are Solomon's-seal, David's-harp, Ladder-to-heaven - quite nice, bounty names.
I will follow the plant for full ID.
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:11 am
has beautiful leaves
Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:32 am
no, neither Ruscaceae nor Polygonatum- it is Asparagus asparagoides
, growing in Malta e.g. between the pruned hedges of Ganado Garden
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:04 pm
Polygonatum multiflorum :-
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:08 pm
The Polygonatum has a good similarity to my specimen, but I must say that it is Aspargus asparagoides. One feature is the alternate leaves (compared to opposite in Polygonatum). The Genera I suspected in wher quite close...
Thanks Sigra / Jackpot
Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:05 pm
Yes, and the occurrence is quite different.
Polygonatum multiflorum you will not find in Malta I suppose. Didn't consider this.
Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:25 am